A day after he allegedly killed a fellow movie theater goer after the two got into an argument over texting, Curtis Reeves was denoted bond today by a judge in Pasco County, Florida.
The 71-year old retired from the Tampa Police Department in 1993 after serving as Captin and went on to work as the Director of Security at Busch Gardens until 2005.
According to Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco, Reeves and his wife got into an altercation with Chad Oulson and his wife after the Reeves asked Chad to stop texting prior to a showing of Lone Survivor.
The back-and-forth escalated until Reeves reportedly pulled out a handgun and shot Chad in the chest, with the bullet actually going through Nancy Oulson's hand in her attempt to protect her husband.
Chad Oulson, 43, was transported to a nearby hospital and died shortly after, while his wife was treated for her hand injury.
Those who know Reeves tell ABC that are stunned over the incident.
"Curtis is a good guy. He's always been very nice to my wife, myself," said Reeves's next door neighbor Bill Costas. "Personally, I'm very shocked."
In court today, Circuit Judge Lynn Tepper said the defense can make its case for setting bond before another judge on a different date.
Reeves, who has been charged with second-degree murder, was not present for this hearing, but a number of friends and colleagues appeared in the courtroom to show support.