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New video shows more of Pasco theater shooting

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Surveillance cameras mounted throughout Wesley Chapel Cobb Theaters captured Curtis Reeves and his wife in the lobby, and later in theater 10 with popcorn in hand.

Testimony presented last week at Reeves' bond hearing shows he left the theater to complain about Chad Oulson texting during the previews before the film "Lone Survivor".

A hallway camera shows people filing in to see the movie. Nobody could possibly fathom what would happen as the previews played.

A new angle shows the moment after the shot. Eleven minutes later, Pasco deputies enter, pull Reeves out of his seat, bend him over a seat and cuff him.

Criminal defense attorney, John Trevena says this new video adds to the notion that the shooting is not justified.

"Anyone looking at that video would see that the shooting is a gross overreaction. And I think that's what needs to be examined, why the overreaction?" said Trevena.

He says Reeves' attorneys should make a plea deal.

"Looking at the evidence that I've seen so far, if this were my case, I would be investigating the mental status of the shooter," said Trevena.

The video shows a shirtless, off-duty nurse who tried to save Oulson. It also shows deputies escorting Reeves out, pausing where efforts are underway to save Oulson's life.

"Trying to argue that this is a justifiable shooting, stand your ground, or self defense, almost borders on insulting to a lot of potential jurors out there," said John Trevena.

Reeves' attorneys say Oulson threw something at him. Trevena says that's no excuse to use deadly force.



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