Honor Student Shot and Killed by Campus Police Officer in Texas

Monday, 09 Dec 2013 06:49 PM

By Morgan Chilson

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A Texas university honor student was shot and killed by a campus police officer Friday during a traffic stop and a struggle, KSAT TV reports.

Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was shot about 2 a.m. Friday by Cpl. Chris Carter, a University of Incarnate Word officer who is now on administrative leave, KSAT said.

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A witness who asked not to be identified told KSAT that he heard five or six shots and did not hear the police officer give any warnings before shooting.

But a My San Antonio article quoted witness Mohammad Haidarasl, who was in a nearby apartment on his sofa, say he heard a man say, "'Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?'" during the incident.

“I jumped up and hid in my closet,” Haidarasl told My San Antonio, reporting that the heard four to six gunshots. Once emergency vehicles arrived, the 22-year-old looked outside, even then not realizing the person killed was his upstairs neighbor, Redus.

Local police are assisting in the investigation and told KSAT that Redus did not have a gun or knife.

“He's not an aggressive person at all, so the story just doesn't really make sense to any of us," Redus’ friend Sarah Davis told KSAT.

Police said Redus was stopped near campus for “driving erratically at a high rate of speed,” "Good Morning America" reported. A struggle occurred after the stop.

A statement released by the family was quoted by My San Antonio: “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. We trust that God is faithful and will see us through this most difficult time.”

Redus was a communications major who would have graduated in May.

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