Texas college student shot dead by campus police officer

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A Texas college student was fatally shot following an incident with a University of the Incarnate Word police officer a few blocks from campus, the Alamo Heights Police Department initially investigated the shooting.

Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was pulled over for allegedly speeding and driving erratically.

During the traffic stop near the university’s San Antonio campus, Redus and the officer, who has been identified as Cpl. Chris Carter, got into some kind of altercation, Alamo Heights police Lt. Cindy Pruitt said.

A witness says that Robert was shot to death  after sarcastically asking the campus cop, “Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?”

The officer radioed for help, and multiple shots were fired. Redus was pronounced dead on the scene.  It was later revealed that police shot Robert not once, but five times.

Redus graduated from Baytown Christian Academy in Baytown, Texas.

Redus, who graduated as co-valedictorian from Baytown Christian Academy, would have graduated from UIW in May 2014.

“We are understandably devastated by the death of our dear son Cameron and we ask for your prayers as we deal with our tragic loss,” his family said in a statement, according to MySanAntonio.com. “We trust that God is faithful and will see us through this most difficult time.”

A student vigil was held at the Grotto on campus as the shocked communities continue to process Redus’ sudden death.

“He’s not an aggressive person at all, so the story just doesn’t really make sense to any of us,” Sarah Davis, one of Redus’ friends reported. 

Things changed May 2020 when the Texas high court cleared the way for lawsuit over police shooting of the university student. After five years of appeals, the suit filed by the family of Cameron Redus, who was a senior when he was killed, can proceed in state District Court in Bexar County.

Brent Perry the attorney for the family anticipates a trial sometime next year due to the Corona-virus Epidemic.


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