“It started with a father sending text messages to his daughter during the previews of a movie,” CNN writes. “It ended with the 43-year-old man shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer in custody.”
The Tampa Bay Times starts its story this way:
“Charles Cummings and his son, Alex, settled into their seats at the Cobb Grove 16 Monday for the 1:20 p.m. showing of Lone Survivor. During the previews [they say], a man sitting two seats away texted noisily on his phone. The man behind him, retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves Jr., asked him to stop several times.
“Reeves left for a few minutes and returned. An argument erupted. Popcorn flew. Then, authorities said, Reeves pulled out a pistol and fired at the man.”
Chad Oulson was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. His wife Nicole, 33, was treated for an injury to her hand. The bullet that killed her husband apparently struck her first as she reached in front of him.
Another “responsible gun owner.”