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UPDATE: Florida movie theater shooting over texting
FLORIDA -- An argument over texting in a movie theater near Tampa turned deadly yesterday.
A retired police captain is behind bars, accused of murder. and witnesses say it was all over someone texting inside a movie theater.
That former cop faced a judge today.
Today, Florida authorities brought second-degree murder charges against 71- year-old Curtis Reeves, a retired police captain.
Reeves is accused of fatally shooting a man sitting in front of him at this upscale movie theater.
It was showing the new Mark Wahlberg war film "Lone Survivor."
Police say before the matinee began 43-year-old Chad Oulson and his wife Nicole were reportedly talking loudly and texting.
Sheriff Chris Nocco-
Curtis Reeves asked him a few times to please turn off his phone, Chad decided not to.
*According to this arrest warrant, Reeves got fed up and stormed out of the theater to get the manager.. but came back alone. Then, the two men started
arguing. Oulson tried to explain that he was texting his young daughter.
Then, according to witnesses, the retired officer pulled out his 380 semi auto handgun.
Someone throws popcorn. I'm not sure who threw the popcorn and then bang, he was shot.
An off duty nurse rushed to help but couldn't revive the man.
Oulson's wife was wounded apparently trying to shield her husband from the gunshot, using her bare hand. Oulson's friends are distraught.
Joseph Trapani, Family Friend-Just a good all around guy. You know father of a beautiful girl. Just a tragic loss.
In a statement, Cobb Theaters said it was "deeply saddened" by the shooting.
The building remains closed as the investigation continues.