A dispute over texting in a Florida movie theater left a man dead, a woman wounded and a retired police officer charged with second-degree murder on Monday, officials said.
A spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office told The Times that the shooting took place at the Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, during an afternoon screening of the Navy SEAL movie "Lone Survivor."
According to police and witness reports, an argument broke out among two couples sitting near each other when 71-year-old Curtis Reeves, the former officer, asked 43-year-old Chad Oulson to stop texting. When Oulson apparently refused, Reeves pulled out a handgun and shot him, authorities said. Oulson's wife, Nichole, was also wounded in the shooting.
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In November, his trial was indefinitely postponed so attorneys could argue whether he should undergo another psychiatric evaluation.