Skip to comments.'I can't believe I've been shot': Last words of man killed by retired police captain (truncated)
Posted on 01/14/2014 2:04:00 PM PST by centurion316
A 43-year-old father was shot dead by a retired cop in a Florida cinema after a row about him texting his three-year-old daughter as they waited for the movie to start, witnesses said.
Chad Oulson was shot in front of his wife and horrified movie-goers during an argument with 71-year-old Curtis Reeves.
The victim's wife, Nicole, was injured in the shooting after holding her hands out to try to shield Mr Oulson during the confrontation at a movie theater near Tampa on Monday.
After Reeves fired at his chest the victim was heard saying: 'I can't believe I got shot', according to Fox News.
Reeves, who is facing life in prison if found guilty, has been charged with second-degree murder. During a hearing on Tuesday he appeared via video link, wearing a green suicide smock - a fire resistant outfit that can't be torn or turned into a noose.
The judge ruled he should be held without bond because of the severity of the charges, but the no bond ruling can't be confirmed until a live hearing with Reeves.
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Of course, by federal law, retired law enforcement officer who meet certain conditions are permitted to concealed carry. It's just ordinary citizens who can be restricted from doing so in order to protect the public. I wonder who protects the public from retired LEO's?
What was the movie?................
To serve, protect and defend-—yeh, right.
“you can bet your ass it won’t be them Cheerios”
I’m withholding judgment. I don’t trust that the media has given us the whole story.
In a just world, he'd be hung from the neck until dead in front of the county courthouse.
There was an article on FR earlier today about an old guy attacking a wheelchair bound man in Walmart for going through the 20 item express lane with 22 items.
Hell, I would give him a noose, a razor blade, and a bottle of potassium cyanide and save the state the expense of trying and housing him.
Yeah, people are killed or seriously injured by thrown popcorn on a daily basis. </sarcasm>
The lawyer’s going to argue that he felt an imminent danger of attack. Popcorn was thrown at him.
Really. That’s his “defense” at this point.
Kept texting and apparently popcorn was thrown. It is going to take a while before the aphorisim that “an armed society is a polite society” takes effect at a day-to-day cultural level.
He allegedly threw popcorn at him. That justifies the use of deadly force?
I believe he has to be in danger of great bodily harm. No one was ever killed or seriously wounded by flying popcorn kernels, to my knowledge.
Yeah, its pretty much the whole story. Several other threads about this in the last 24.
Fool is texting in the theater - BEFORE THE MOVIE STARTS.
Ex cop shoots him.
It’s a Floriduh thing.
Cops should not be allowed to carry firearms, and retired cops should be required to pass psychological exams to determine if they are fit to return to normal human status.
"Look, look, look, Mr Knowall. The 16-ton weight is just ONE WAY of dealing with a popcorn killer. There are millions of others!"
I take the cops side in this. All the guy had to do was shut off his damn cellphone. He got increasingly belligerent and the ex-cop obviously felt threatened.
I’m sick and tired of belligerent bullies. Mean people suck. Don’t be an ass, you never know who you’re dealing with and what they have on them.
And throwing popcorn does not constitute lethal force in response.
Furthermore, this jackass menaced a woman at the same theater just a few weeks prior to the incident.
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