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Sheriff: no professional courtesy in arrest of accused Pasco theater shooter

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PASCO COUNTY, FL (WFLA) - The Cobb Theater in the Grove Shopping Plaza in Wesley Chapel is back open for business.

This comes two days after deputies say a former Tampa Police captain shot and killed a man after an argument over texting.

Meanwhile, some are questioning the manner in which deputies took 71-year-old Curtis Reeves into custody. Video shows Reeves casually walking several feet behind a sheriff's deputy to an awaiting patrol car.

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Sheriff Chris Nocco says the video does not show the big picture.

"What people don't see on camera is the amount of deputies we had on scene," said Nocco. "We had a tremendous amount of deputies there. There was never a chance he was going to escape. We also, in our general orders, because he was an elderly individual. We were able to put the cuffs in front."

Others wonder if Reeves was given special treatment as a former law enforcement officer.  Nocco says, no way.

"We ensured the safety of our citizens, we ensured the safety of the person we have in custody," said Nocco. "But I can tell our citizens out there, there was no favoritism. If there was going to be favoritism, we may have referred this to the state where he may have been allowed to go home. It was not. We kept him in custody the whole time. "

Reeves faces second degree murder charges in connection with the death of 43-year old Chad Oulson. Oulson's wife was also shot, but survived. Reeves is in the Pasco County Jail without bond.

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