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LAND O’ LAKES, Fla. (WFTS) – Former Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves, Jr., suspected of shooting a man and his wife in a Wesley Chapel movie theater Monday afternoon, is scheduled to appear before a judge at 1:00 Tuesday.

Deputies say Reeves shot another moviegoer during an argument over texting before a movie at the Cobb Theatres at Grove 16 shopping center.

Reeves, 71, retired from the Tampa Police Department in 1993 as a captain, according to Tampa police. Reeves was instrumental in establishing the department’s first Tactical Response Team, police said. His son, Mathew Reeves, is now a Tampa police officer and has been with the department since 2003.

After retiring from the police department, Curtis Reeves worked at Busch Gardens until 2005 as the Director of Security, according to Busch Gardens Tampa, but no further information was available about his employment with the park.

Reeves moved to Hernando County several years ago where he served as a board member for the Hernando County Crime Stoppers program, but he is no longer active with the organization.


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Article and Picture Courtesy of WFTS-TV Tampa, FL and WEWS NewsChannel 5

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