Movie theater shooting video played in court


YOU’RE GOING TO SEE ON THE SURVEILLANCE TAPE? THAT’S THE QUESTION. HERE’S MARTIN SAVIDGE. >>Reporter: THE VIDEO IS GRAINY, BUT IT CAPTURES A POWERFUL SCENE. IT COMES FROM A CAMERA MOUNTED ON THE WALL OF THE THEATER, AND IT STARTS WITH THE LIGHTS ON. PEOPLE TAKING THEIR SEATS FOR A MATINEE OF THE MOVIE “LONE SURVIVOR”. KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE FAR RIGHT SIDE. THE MAN IN THE WHITE-LOOKING SHIRT IS ALLEGEDLY 71-YEAR-OLD RETIRED POLICE OFFICER CURTIS REEVES. HIS WIFE EGGS NEXT TO HIM. AFTER THE LIGHTS DIM, THE CAMERA CONTINUES TO SEE IN INFRARED. WATCH AS REEVES APPEARS TO LEAN TOWARD THE FRONT ROW. PROSECUTORS SAY HE’S COMPLAINING TO 43-YEAR-OLD CHAD OLSEN ABOUT USING HIS CELL PHONE. OLSEN IS JUST OUT OF VIEW. REEVES LEANS BACK, THEN LEANS FORWARD AGAIN WHEN PROSECUTORS SAY OLSEN SAID SOMETHING BACK. MOMENTS LATER, REEVES GETS UP AND LEAVES. EYEWITNESSES SAY HE CLAIMED HE WAS REPORTING OLSEN TO MANAGEMENT. WHEN HE RETURNS, WITNESSES SAY THE MEN ARGUED AGAIN, MORE LOUDLY. NOW WATCH THIS. YOU SEE AN ARM, SAID TO BE OLSEN’S, REACHES INTO VIEW AND PLUKS REEVES’ POPCORN OUT OF HIS HAND AND THROWS IT BACK AT HIM. AND NEARLY THE SAME TIME YOU CAN SEE REEVES THRUST HIS RIGHT ARM FORWARD. PROSECUTORS SAY THAT’S THE MOMENT REEVES FIRED A GUN PULLED FROM HIS POCKET. LET’S LOOK AT THAT AGAIN SLOWED DOWN. OLSEN ALLEGEDLY YANKING THE POPCORN AND THROWING IT AT REEVES AND REEVES RESPONDING BY FIRING HIS WEAPON. YOU CAN SEE THE GUNSHOT SHOCK WAVE DISLORCHED DUST AROUND THE CAMERA, APPEARING LIKE SNOW. THE DEFENSE PLAYED ITS OWN ENHANCED VERSION OF THE SAME VIDEO. IN IT SOMEONE SEEMS TO THROW A GLOWING OBJECT. IT APPEARS TO HIT REEVES AND FALL TO THE FLOOR. . DEFENSE SAYS THAT WAS CHAD OLSEN THROWING HIS CELL PHONE. REEVES OFF-DUTY DEPUTY CAN BE SEEN MOMENTS AFTER THE SHOT TAKING CONTROL OF REEVES GUN AND REMAINING WITH HIM UNTIL POLICE ARRIVE. AT THE HEARING, HE TESTIFIED TO A CONVERSATION HE OVERHEARD BETWEEN REEVES AND HIS WIFE. >>SHE POSTURED AND SHE SAID, THAT WAS NO CAUSE TO SHOOT ANYONE. AND THEN HE LEANED BACK AROUND AND STUCK HIS FINGER OUT AS TO SCOLD HER AND SAID, YOU SHUT YOUR [ MUTE ] MOUTH AND DON’T SAY ANOTHER WORD. >>NICOLE OLSEN, CHAD’S WIDOW, WAS ALSO WOUNDED BY THE SHOT THAT KILLED HER HUSBAND. AND AS THE JUDGE ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION THAT REEVES WAS TO REMAIN BEHIND BARS UNTIL TRIAL, SHE S

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