WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a retired Tampa police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater.
Pasco County Sheriff's spokeswoman Melanie Snow says that two couples had been watching "Lone Survivor" Monday at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa. She says 71-year-old Curtis Reeves asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting.
Tobin says the argument led to the shooting. Oulson and his wife, Nichole, were taken to a Tampa-area hospital where he later died. His wife's injuries weren't considered life-threatening.
The sheriff's office says an off-duty Sumter County deputy detained Reeves until police arrived.
Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder. It wasn't immediately clear if he had an attorney.
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office reports that the shooting occurred Monday at The Grove 16 Theater in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa.
The two people who were shot were airlifted to a Tampa-area hospital. Their conditions weren't immediately known.
The sheriff's office wasn't immediately naming the suspect or what his motives might have been. No charges have been reported.
In summer 2012, a man killed a dozen people and injured 70 at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Twenty-six-year-old James Holmes is charged in the killings.
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