January 14, 2014
Authorities say a retired police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over text messaging at a Florida theatre.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow said two couples had been watching Lone Survivor on Monday at a cinema north of Tampa. She said 71-year-old Curtis Reeves asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting and an argument led to the shooting.
Oulson and his wife, Nichole, were taken to a local hospital where he later died. His wife’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.