Shooter has been charged with second degree murder

A Florida man was shot and killed during a screening of the new movie "Lone Survivor" over the weekend. The shooting happened near Tampa, Florida and the ruckus started because of text messages.
Chad Oulson, 43, who was there to see the film with his wife, was texting during the previews before the film despite being asked several times to stop by Curtis Reeves, a retired police officer. Oulson at the time stated he was texting his 3-year-old daughter.
Witnesses claim that Reeves left the theater to find a manager, and later returned by himself.
“Three seconds, four seconds later, the argument starts again,” Witness Charles Cummings told reporters outside the theater. “Their voices start going up; there seems to be almost a confrontation. Somebody throws popcorn, I’m not sure who threw the popcorn, and, bang, he was shot.”
Reeves, 71, was detained by an off-duty deputy sheriff in the audience and has been charged with second degree murder. Oulson’s wife was also wounded; she had placed her hand on her husband when the gun was fired.
Shooting someone for texting during movie previews is certainly an extreme, and unexpected outcome. Our electronic devices have invaded nearly every aspect of our daily lives and we rely heavily on them. Most recently, Google and a number of car manufacturers have pushed an initiative to make mobile communications and infotainment options readily available to the driver.

Source: NYT

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