UIW officer called in wrong location before fatal shooting

UIW officer called in wrong location before fatal shooting

UIW officer called in wrong location before fatal shooting

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by Dillon Collier / KENS 5

kvue.com

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Updated Saturday, Jan 4 at 5:11 AM

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- A new report released by the Alamo Heights Police Department indicates a University of the Incarnate Word police officer who shot and killed a UIW student last month appeared to not know where he was during the incident.

According to the three page report, written by Alamo Heights Police Officer C.D. Lopez, UIW Corporal Chris Carter told a campus dispatcher he was "unable to provide an exact location other than the street Preston and that he was behind an unknown bank."

Read the incident report in full here. Warning: contains graphic content. 

The December 6 call was then handed off to San Antonio Police dispatchers since the only Preston in the San Antonio-area is Preston Avenue, approximately seven miles from Carter's actual location at 100 Grandview Place.

According to the report, Alamo Heights officers did not respond until several calls were made to 911 for shots fired.

By the time officers arrived, Carter was out of breath and complaining of injuries to his neck, while Redus was laying on the ground unresponsive with "his legs bent underneath his body."

The report indicates Redus had visible wounds to his left eye and chest and was found near an extended baton and handcuffs.

Redus was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m.

The report also states Carter refused to talk with officers on scene minutes after they arrived because "he had contacted his attorney, via phone, who advised him not to say anything until the listed attorney was on scene."

Investigators said last month a microphone on Carter's uniform recorded the six-minute altercation, during which Redus gained control of Carter's baton and used it strike him several times.

In the recording Carter can be heard telling Redus 14 times to put his hand behind his backs and to stop resisting 56 times.

The Alamo Heights Police Department has asked the state attorney general's office to block the release of the audio, as well as other information related to its investigation.

Carter remains on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the investigation from the Alamo Heights Police Department and the Texas Rangers.

 

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