Noisy Texter Shot to Death in Florida Movie Theater
A moviegoer shot two people—one of them fatally—this afternoon, reportedly after one of them refused to stop texting during a movie.
According to Fox 13 in Tampa Bay, a man and his wife were watching a matinee showing of Lone Survivor when they asked the couple in front of them to stop texting. An "altercation" followed, and the man reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot the two people in front him.
"The victim was on his cell phone. He was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation between the suspect and the victim," Sheriff Chris Nocco told FOX 13.
Both victims were rushed to the hospital, where the man later died. Another moviegoer reportedly detained the suspect until police arrived.
"It's absolutely crazy it would rise to this level," Sheriff Nocco said.
UPDATE 5:38 PM: The alleged shooter has been identified as Curtis Reeves, a 71-year-old former Tampa police officer.