Golfer Shot On Back Nine Dies From Injuries

DEERFIELD BEACH (CBS4) – On Thursday, Lataurus Randall and a buddy were doing what they often do in the afternoons — squeeze in a round of golf at Deerfield Country Club.

golfer shot Golfer Shot On Back Nine Dies From InjuriesAs the pair made it to 17th hole, detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office said a pair masked men jumped out of some nearby bushes and tried to rob them.

Randall was shot and killed during the attempted robbery.

Randall’s stepfather, Ruben Moss, said the community lost a generous man who lived to help those in need.

“If there was something he could do for another person, he would gladly do it,” Moss told CBS 4’s Carey Codd. “A lot of people respected the fact that he was glad to do things for them and they appreciated it.”

Randall leaves behind a loving family, including a 9-year-old son.

Friday afternoon, investigators went door to door in the neighborhood adjacent to the 17th hole where the thieves are believed to have run after the shooting. Detectives and deputies handed out flyers with Randall’s picture on it, requesting information that might lead to the arrest of his killers.

Randall’s family hopes someone comes forward with a clue that can crack the case.

Randall’s golfing buddy spoke briefly with CBS 4’s Carey Codd by phone Friday evening. He said he has no idea why the thieves targeted the two men. He also said he hopes detectives are able to track down the killers.

The manager of the golf course said they have never experienced a robbery on the golf course. Another worker said Randall and his golfing buddy were “regulars” on the course and enjoyed playing the game.

Near the 17th hole and just off the golf course property, CBS 4 cameras saw a large hole in the fence. Investigators are not sure if that is how the killers gained access to the course but they know they hid in some nearby bushes, waiting to strike.

Investigators are not saying what, if anything, the thieves stole from Randall and his friend.

Randall’s family gathered Friday to mourn. They also listened to a detective provide information about the case. The family can only wait for new details to emerge about the mysterious men who took Randall’s life.

Stepfather Ruben Moss said Randall did not deserve to die in such a violent way.

“He did live his life accordingly to the way he wanted others to treat him and it’s just unfortunate and a tragedy that others didn’t respect and treat him the same way that he treated others,” Moss said.

If you have any information on the case, call Crimestoppers at 954-493-TIPS. You can remain anonymous and you could be eligible for a reward.

  • djbrkndl

    You know after the incident in Arizonia, how poor of a thief for shooting an unawrmed person in the back. So you got away with nothing, although in that part of the country they can serve justice their way….THINK ABOUT YOUR TERRORISTIC ACTIONS FOR PETTY THOUGHTS YOU THINK, AND REMEMBER THE MAN FOUGHT BACK TO PROTECT HIMSELF.

  • J Peterman

    Man, the penalties for slow play in Florida sure are steep.

  • Mike

    The problem is there are way too many people in South Florida that do not have a soul, intelligence, feelings, nor a brain. To shoot an innocent unarmed person in the back is inhuman and animalistic. Way too many people here in South Florida from other third world countries who do not know how to act human.

  • mac

    isn’t it dark at 6:30pm ??

  • j

    WOW!! I must say that it petty**. You know i’m really reconsidering raising my child here. To almost lose your life for absolutely nothing. I must say I have never been to such a place where are ridiculous like this.. They frown or get ignorant when you are being normal like by saying hello or good morning. South florida can sometimes not be a friendly place to be.

  • j


  • j

    I must say there is truly a black cloud over south florida that really consumes the people.

  • Edie

    I do not think that the region of the country or race is the issue with this. My opinion is that the desensitation that has evolved with the technology our society is now addicted too is birthing a new disconnect between what is right and wrong. People kill now as if they were playing a game of Call of Duty. They no longer know how to communicate if it not on line or between two devices. This individual shot this poor man with no regard to his life because he simply has no feelings or remose and obviously no conscience.

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