September 19, 2014
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a retired Tampa police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater.
Pasco County Sheriff's spokeswoman Melanie Snow says that two couples had been watching "Lone Survivor" Monday at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa. She says 71-year-old Curtis Reeves asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting.
Tobin says the argument led to the shooting. Oulson and his wife, Nichole, were taken to a Tampa-area hospital where he later died. His wife's injuries weren't considered life-threatening.
The sheriff's office says an off-duty Sumter County deputy detained Reeves until police arrived.
Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.