Man charged in Florida movie theater shooting over texting had praiseworthy police career

  • Article by: TAMARA LUSH , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 15, 2014 - 5:45 AM

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. — A Florida sheriff says a retired Tampa police officer's praiseworthy career doesn't offset the severity of the charge that he shot and killed another man after an argument at a movie theater over texting.

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tituspulloJan. 15, 14 6:26 AM

What? A law-abiding, responsible gun owner committing a crime? And standing his ground against an assault by popcorn, no less....

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capsule2Jan. 15, 14 6:37 AM

This is what happens with guns. In anyones hands.

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birchtreeJan. 15, 14 7:44 AM

More guns by moviegoers in this theater would have prevented this. If every moviegoer was given a gun as (s)he entered the theater there would be no more popcorn throwing.

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