A Texas college student was fatally shot by campus police during a traffic stop in San Antonio. The New York Daily News stated that the student, Robert Cameron Redus, was pulled over for allegedly speeding and driving erratically early Friday, according to KTRK.
ABC News stated that Redus, 23, was pulled over by Corporal Christopher Carter at 2:30 am Friday near the campus and after a struggle ensued, shots were fired. Redus was shot multiple times during the struggle and was later pronounced dead at the scene according to police. Alamo Heights police Lieutenant Cindy Pruitt stated that Carter did radio for help during the altercation.
Authorities have told reporters that the reason for the struggle is still unclear, and the incident is now under investigation. Students and friends of Redus are all in a state of shock after finding out that Redus was shot and killed. “He’s not an aggressive person at all, so the story just doesn’t really make sense to any of us,” student Sarah Davis told KSAT, and ABC News affiliate.
Another friend, Annie Jones, stated that “Cameron was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest person. So compassionate.”
ABC News did confirm that Carter is on paid administrative leave while the investigation continues. The University said that this practice is standard procedure for police agencies in Texas. “Carter has an extensive law-enforcement background and has been with the school for several years,” the university said in a statement.
University of the Incarnate Word President Dr. Lou Agnese continued on to say “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the student and officer involved in this incident.” Friends kept Redus in their thoughts and prayers this past Saturday by remembering him at a vigil. Campus police are investigating this incident thoroughly with the help of both the Alamo Heights Police Department and the Texas Rangers.
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