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Retired police officer arrested after movie theater shooting

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 00:49

Jan. 13 - Officials say shooting was the result of a dispute over texing. Jennifer Davis reports.

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The Pasco County Sheriff's Department has identified the alleged shooter at a Florida movie theater Monday as 71-year-old Curtis Reeves, a retired Tampa police officer. Reeves was arrested and charged with second-degree murder after deputies say he shot a couple sitting in front of him at a showing of 'Lone Survivor ' after a dispute over texting. The man later died. The woman has non-life threatening injuries. (SOUNDBITE) SHERIFF CHRIS NOCCO/PASCO COUNTY "To have a retired police officer. I don't know what he was thinking at the time but I can tell you anybody, over a cell phone, over texting. And to take their life. It's ridiculous." An off-duty deputy inside the theater was able to grab the gun and detain Reeves until deputies arrived.

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Retired police officer arrested after movie theater shooting

Monday, January 13, 2014 - 00:49