BAYTOWN – The facts are hard to face.
Robert Cameron Redus, a student at University of Incarnate Word from Baytown, was shot and killed by a campus cop. He was just 23 years old.
Police reports and a university statement say Cameron got aggressive with the cop who had pulled him over for speeding.
“It was very shocking. You know, I felt that it could have been handled differently,” said Fera Dowdye, a friend of the Redus family.
Those who knew Cameron paint a different picture about the kind of person he really was.
“I’m sad that I’ve lost a friend, and this world has lost a great artist,” said Albert Salinas.
“Amazing artist. Amazing artist. And, we just clicked and he was, always just been a good friend and, nicest guy, like, I’ve ever known. Nicest guy I’ve ever known,” said Benjamin Rodriguez.
Family and friends said their goodbyes to Cameron at his funeral in Baytown Wednesday.
It was just one semester before he was set to graduate.
“It’s been a day to celebrate his life and it gives a great deal of comfort. And I can speak for the family that all of this outpouring of love and support from the community, even folks coming over from San Antonio from the college that he attended, has been a great help for them,” said Mark Hall, the Redus family spokesperson.
A young man with so much promise whose life was taken way too soon.