That dislike came to a head on October 4, 1903 when Standifer (top row, far left) rode out to Higgins ranch. Pink met him on horseback and both pulled rifles. Standifer’s first shot took down Higgins’ horse. Higgins returned fire, eventually killing Standifer.
Higgins buried the dead man on his property, in a stand of wood called “Standifer’s Thicket.” The shooting was ruled self-defense.