Killed – Robert Cameron Redus (San Antonio, TX)

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A college student from Houston was shot and killed early Friday morning in San Antonio by a University of the Incarnate Word police officer, according to UIW officials.

Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was a student at the school.

The altercation occurred just two blocks from campus while the officer was on duty.Lt. Cindy Pruitt of the Alamo Heights Police Department said at a news conference that the traffic stop occurred when the officer noticed Redus speeding and driving his Ford Ranger pickup erratically.

The UIW officer was in a marked pickup truck.Pruitt said both vehicles drove north on Broadway until they pulled into the parking lot of the Treehouse Apartments at Broadway and Arcadia Place around 2 a.m., at which point they both got out of the vehicles and became involved in a struggle. The officer radioed for help during the struggle and Redus was shot multiple times.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The last moments of 23-year-old Texas student Cameron Redus’ life were filled with screaming and his voiced fears that he was about to be shot by a campus cop who went on to fire six rounds at him.

Redus, who attended the Roman Catholic University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, is clearly heard saying, “You’re going to (expletive) shoot me?”

The audio, released Friday by the Alamo Heights Police Department, spans more than 13 minutes.

Cpl. Chris Carter, who resigned from the university’s police force after killing Redus, is heard repeatedly shouting at the young man to stop resisting and to put his hands behind his back, according to KENS-TV.

The station bleeped out a series of curse words and the sound of six shots being fired.

Earlier this week, a Bexar County grand jury declined to indict Carter for killing Redus.

The family of slain University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) honors student Robert Cameron Redus, fatally shot by UIW police officer Christopher Carter during an off-campus traffic stop in December 2013, were handed a legal victory in their wrongful death lawsuit against the university and its former campus policeman when the Fourth Court of Appeals rejected the private, Catholic university’s appeal to be considered a “governmental unit.”


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