Curtis Judson Reeves Jr., Chad Oulson and Nicole Oulson
Retired police captain shoots 43-year-old man for texting during movie previews in Florida.
By H. Nelson Goodson
January 14, 2014
Wesley Chapel, Florida - On Monday, retired Tampa Police Captain Curtis Judson Reeves Jr., 71, fatally shot Chad Oulson, 43, of Land O' Lakes in the chest and injured his wife for texting in a theater. Reeves was charged with second-degree murder.
Reeves apparently told Oulson who was texting his 3-year-old daughter to stop using his cellphone. Oulson ignored Reeves and Reeves got up and walked out to complain to the Wesley Chapel theater manager and then came back to his seat.
Oulson than began to argue with Reeves because he complained to the manager. Reeves pulled out his weapon and shot Oulson in the chest. Oulson's wife Nicole, 33, put her hand in front in an attempt to stop the bullet and was injured.
A off-duty Sumter County deputy arrested Reeves, after he sat down and placed his weapon on his lap. Reeves was at the theater with his wife to see the Lone Survivor.. An estimated 25 people witnessed the shooting.
Reeves retired from the Tampa Police Department about 20 years ago. The Pasco County Sheriff's office determined that Reeves cold bloodedly shot Oulson and can not used the stand your ground law.
Oulson later died at a local hospital.