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2 shot at US movie theater, 1 later dies

January 13, 2014

WESLEY CHAPEL, Florida (AP) — Authorities say a retired police officer has been charged with fatally shooting a man during an argument over cellphone use at a Florida theater.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Snow says that two couples had been watching “Lone Survivor” Monday at a movie theater, 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 local hospital where he later died. His wife’s injuries weren’t considered life-threatening.

The sheriff’s office says an off-duty deputy detained Reeves until police arrived.

Reeves has been charged with second-degree murder. It wasn’t immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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