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Records: Man in theater shooting also was texting

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The court just released new documents in the case of Curtis Reeves, accused of fatally shooting a man during an argument over texting inside a Pasco County movie theater.

The documents contain many witness statements take by detectives involved in the case.

Some of the statements are very detailed, others just a few lines.

Peter Stolmeier told detectives he saw "the shooter smirk at the victim while he was being worked on."

Another witness, Mark Turner says he heard the 71-year-old Reeves say to victim Chad Oulson right before the fatal shot, "throw your popcorn in my face will ya."

But what was most interesting is the detectives' interview with Reeves' son, Matthew. According to the report, Matthew Reeves sent a text to his father telling him he was on the way because he was going to join his parents at the movie.

His father, who was there with his wife, then texted back that they were seated inside the theater.

About 15 minutes later, the fatal shot rang out. Curtis Reeves pulled the trigger during a confrontation over Oulson texting his daughter during the previews.

Afterward, Curtis Reeves told detectives he was scared for his life, and said that Oulson came over the seat and punched him in the face.

Reeves is charged with second degree murder for the incident, which happened on January 13th. He is currently in the Pasco County jail awaiting trial.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys have agreed to reconvene July 9 to discuss a trial date.

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