Evidence found in UIW student's truck, apartment to be sent to lab

Evidence found in UIW student's truck, apartment to be sent to lab

Credit: Jonathan Guajardo

Robert Redus was shot and killed by a University of Incarnate Word police officer in San Antonio.

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by Dillon Collier / KENS 5

kvue.com

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 2:19 PM

ALAMO HEIGHTS -- Alamo Heights Police have confirmed evidence recovered from the truck and apartment of Cameron Redus will be sent to the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab in Austin to be tested.

The DPS laboratory handles evidence ranging from DNA to drugs and firearms testing.

An Alamo Heights police officer familiar with the investigation indicated several of the items are being looked at as "possible contraband."

A spokesman for the Alamo Heights Police Department would neither confirm nor deny this information when the I-Team presented it Friday, but did confirm items gathered from both Redus' truck and apartment will be sent for analysis.

"Its going to be very difficult I think in some cases for some people to accept that something else may have happened out there," Alamo Heights Police Chief Richard Pruitt said last week, during a media briefing on the investigation.

Alamo Heights Police are conducting the investigation along with the Texas Rangers.

Redus, a dean's list student who was scheduled to graduate from University of the Incarnate Word next May, was shot five times outside his apartment near Arcadia Place and Broadway Street Dec. 6 following a traffic stop.

Investigators said audio recorded by a uniform microphone worn by Corporal Chris Carter indicates the officer told Redus to stop resisting 56 times during the six-minute incident.

Friends of Redus told investigators the 23-year-old had visited several downtown bars before the 2 a.m. shooting outside the Treehouse Apartment.

An Alamo Heights Police spokesman said Friday toxicology tests on Redus are not expected back for another six to eight weeks.

 

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