Man Fatally Shot at Florida Theater Over Texting

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) The 71-year-old retired police officer accused of shooting a man in a Florida movie theater is scheduled for his first appearance in court.

Curtis Reeves is charged with second-degree murder in Monday's death of 43-year-old Chad Oulson. Reeves' hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Pasco County Sheriff's officials say that before firing his gun, Reeves asked Oulson to stop texting at the theater in Wesley Chapel, a suburb about a half-hour north of downtown Tampa.

A deputy's report released Tuesday says Reeves used a .380 handgun to shoot Oulson in the chest. Reeves told a deputy that he was in fear of being attacked.

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