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      Retired cop accused of killing man over texting in a movie theater freed on bail

      Curtis Reeves, Jr., Retired Tampa Police captain Curtis Reeves, Jr., accused of shooting fatally shooting Chad Oulson in a Florida movie theatre.

      DADE CITY, Fla. (AP/CNN) - A former Florida police captain charged in a fatal movie theater shooting has been released from jail.

      Pasco County Judge Pat Siracusa set 71-year-old Curtis Reeves Jr.'s bail at $150,000 on Friday.

      Monday morning, Reeves was out of jail and back at his Florida home after posting bail.

      But Reeves must remain at home except to go to church, the doctor's office or the grocery store. He also must surrender firearms, the judge ruled.

      Reeves is accused of shooting 43-year-old Chad Oulson in the chest at a theater in January after the two argued over Oulson's apparent refusal to stop texting while movie previews were being shown.

      Reeves' attorneys say their client fired in self-defense.