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Police: Retired Cop Kills Man for Texting at the Movies

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.

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