WESLEY CHAPEL, FL – Who would have thought going to the movies would be so dangerous.
A father and husband is dead while his wife recovers from a gunshot wound after trying to shield him after a shooting near Tampa.
Now, the gunman, 71-year-old retired police captain Curtis Reeves, is being held without bond, charged with second-degree murder.
The previews had just started to roll at the Cobb 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel. Police say Reeves was irritated 43-year-old Chad Oulson was texting his 3-year-old daughter.
Moments later, Reeves allegedly shot and killed Oulson with a .38-caliber handgun.
An off-duty deputy in the theater grabbed Reeves and secured the gun until police arrived.
Now, instead of walking away with a ticket stub and movie to talk about; Reeves sits behind bars awaiting trial while a family mourns the devastating loss of a loved one.
Certainly not a happy ending to a night out at the movies.