Audio recordings of interviews with Curtis Reeves, Vivian Reeves and Nicole Oulson released after Wesley Chapel theater shooting

11:35 PM, Feb 20, 2014   |    comments
  • Curtis Reeves' gun used in the Wesley Chapel Theater shooting that killed Chad Oulson. Reeves, who claims he was in fear of Oulson, was charged with second degree murder for the incident.
  • Curtis Reeves sits in handcuffs inside the Grove 16 Theaters in Wesley Chapel after fatally shooting Chad Oulson over a dispute around text messages. Reeves, charged with second degree murder, has said he was in fear of Oulson.
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Wesley Chapel, Florida -- Newly released documents in the Wesley Chapel Movie theater shooting are shedding more light on what happened in January.

In audio recordings, Curtis Reeves said he was in fear of the man he shot -- Chad Oulson.

And, for the first time, we are seeing the gun.  

The Pasco County Clerk's office posted several documents and interviews from after the shooting with Curtis Reeves, Reeves' wife Vivian, and Nicole Oulson, the widow of man who died in the shooting.

If you would like to view more information connected to this case, visit the Clerk's website at:

The shooting took place at Grove 16 Theaters in Wesley Chapel January 13.  Authorities said Reeves became upset when Chad Oulson was texting during movie previews. 

It was later learned that Oulson was texting his daughter's babysitter. Witnesses said they didn't see Oulson hit Reeves, but some saw popcorn flying toward him.

"This happened so damn fast," Reeves told Detective Allen Proctor in one of the recordings. 

Reeves' wife, Vivian, also told detectives that Oulson used expletives, but didn't make any threats. She said he stood up and turned around, leaning over toward Reeves.

During a long law enforcement career with Tampa Police, Reeves "never shot anybody," his wife said. "He's never threatened anybody with a gun."


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