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Mon Jan 13, 2014, 07:45 PM

Another theater shooting

It's Tampa Florida this time:

Ex-Fla. cop accused in fatal shooting over texting

Authorities in Florida say a retired police captain killed a man in a movie theater who wouldn't stop texting with his 3-year-old daughter.

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. An argument over texting in a Florida movie theater Monday triggered a retired Tampa police captain to fatally shoot a man sitting in front of him, as about 25 horrified moviegoers looked on, sheriff's officials said.

"Somebody throws popcorn. I'm not sure who threw the popcorn," said Charles Cummings, who, as a birthday treat, was about to watch the movie "Lone Survivor" at The Grove 16 Theater.

"And then bang, he was shot."

Curtis Reeves, 71, has been charged with second-degree murder and it's not immediately clear whether he has retained an attorney.

Pasco County Sheriff's officials said the shooting happened when Reeves asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting at the theater in Wesley Chapel, a suburb about a half hour north of downtown Tampa.


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