SAN ANTONIO, TX – Students at the University of Incarnate Word are still in shock that one of their own was killed.
“It’s hard to think that he’s gone. He was here like three days ago. We just saw him, and closure is just one of those things, it’s just gonna take time,” said student Alec Conte.
With time may come answers as to why 23-year-old Robert Cameron Redus of Baytown was shot dead by a campus cop.
“The story just doesn’t make sense to any of us. He’s not aggressive and he’s not any of those things that would constitute him getting shot at,” said student Sara Davis.
But according to investigators with the Alamo Heights Police, Redus was aggressive early Friday morning.
The officer pulled Redus over for speeding and driving erratically. Investigators say when the officer tried to restrain Redus, he took the officer’s baton and hit him with it. The officer was reportedly able to knock the baton out of Redus’ hand, but shot his gun six times as Redus continued to resist. Redus was struck five times.
“Officer Carter instructed Robert Redus 14 times to place his hands behind his back and informed him three times he was under arrest and to stop resisting 56 times,” said Alamo Heights Police Chief, Richard Pruitt.
This information was reportedly confirmed through audio and video inside the cop car, although a dash cam was not set up.