Wesley Chapel theater shooting captured on surveillance video

Prosecution pushing for restrictions

WESLEY CHAPEL - Surveillance video captured the moment a father was killed last month in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, but prosecutors want to keep it from release.

Prosecutors have asked for a hearing Tuesday to request restrictions on who can view footage that shows the Jan. 13 shooting that killed Chad Oulson and injured his wife, Nicole Oulson, at the Cobb Grove 16 Theater at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd. The lawyers argue the video shouldn't be made public because it shows Oulson's death.

Curtis Reeves, 71, a retired Tampa Police Department captain, is charged with second-degree murder in the killing. Investigators say he opened fire after arguing with Chad Oulson, who was text messaging prior to the movie.

Last week, a Pasco County judge rule Reeves' defense lawyers should see the surveillance video. Investigators had hours of the footage from theater 10, where Oulson was killed. But prosecutors hadn't said whether it captured the shooting.

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