Monday, January 13, 2014

Texting Allegedly Triggers Movie Theater Shooting by Retired Tampa Police Captain Curtis Reeves, texter shot dead

There’s more to this story I think.  I find it hard to believe that a retired police captain kill somebody over texting at a movie theater.  There’s gotta be more to this. 
ABC News reports an argument between a retired police captain and a couple who was texting inside of a Florida movie theater erupted into gunfire today that left one man dead and a woman wounded. 

Police said that two couples began arguing before a showing of "Lone Survivor" over one couple's text messaging. 

The shooting suspect, identified as retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves, 71, became annoyed when a couple sitting in front of him were texting during the movie's previews, according to the Pasco County Sheriff's office. 

Police said that Reeves asked Chad and Nichole Oulson several times to stop, and then Reeves left the theater. When Reeves returned, Chad Oulson asked Reeves if he reported his phone use to the theater managers, police said. That prompted an argument which ended when Reeves pulled out a gun and shot Oulson in the chest, police said. 

"The victim was on his cellphone, he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation," Sheriff Chris Nocco said, according to ABC News affiliate WFTS. "During that altercation, the suspect decided to pull out a .380 and he shoots the victim." 

Chad Oulson died of his wound and his wife was wounded.

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