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Accused shooter had other run-ins at theater, family claims

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WESLEY CHAPEL (FOX 13) -

A Bay area woman is saying she had a similar run-in with the man accused of shooting and killing someone inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater this week.

Jamira Dixon said she went to see "The Hobbit" three days after Christmas with her husband, Michael, and their kids.

Dixon claims Curtis Reeves confronted her and told management when she was texting. She also said Reeves continued to make remarks and reprimand others in the theater for texting inside the movie.

"He made it very apparent to me and my husband, he wanted us to know that he complained because he sat there, and he talked to the staff and pointed and was irate and irritated about the situation," Dixon said Tuesday night.              

That situation, of course, didn't take a turn for the worse like it did Monday, when deputies say Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in front of his wife.

Deputies say the two got into a dispute over Oulson's texting, and at some point, Oulson threw a bag of popcorn at Reeves.

When Dixon saw Reeves' picture on the news, she said she couldn't believe it.

"I was just – I was blown away," she said. "That is the same guy. When something like this happens and it's so close to home, when you had interaction with that person, it just kind of freaks you out."

Despite a plea from his attorney, Reeves was denied bond Tuesday. They say the shooting was in self-defense and that he feared for his life.

Meanwhile, the CineBistro Cobb Theater in Wesley Chapel will reopen today. Dixon said she plans to cooperate with the prosecution and testify if needed when this goes to trial.

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