Florida man shot, killed in movie theater because he was texting
By Mike Flacy
Detailed by CNN, a 43-year-old Florida man named Chad Oulson was killed by 71-year-old Curtis Reeves in a movie theater during a showing of Lone Survivor after the two men got into an argument over texting. According to the account detailed by Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco, Oulson was sending a text message meant for his 3-year old daughter when Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer, initiated a verbal altercation with Oulson over the use of the mobile phone during the previews.
Reeves exited the theater momentarily, then returned after a short time. Oulson apparently asked Reeves if he reported Oulson to the theater's management and the argument escalated. According to other patrons of the theater, popcorn was being thrown around between the two men. At this point, Reeves pulled a .380 handgun and shot Oulson in the chest. The wife of the victim, Nichole Oulson, attempted to protect her husband by placing her hand over her husband's chest prior to the shot.
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