UIW: Fatally shot student charged at officer

UIW: Fatally shot student charged at officer

UIW: Fatally shot student charged at officer

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by Jeff Anastasio / KENS 5 and Associated Press

kvue.com

Posted on December 9, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 9 at 6:34 PM

SAN ANTONIO -- A statement released from the University of the Incarnate Word Monday is shedding new light on the moments leading up to the shooting death of a UIW student.

Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was shot Friday off-campus by UIW officer Cpl. Chris Carter during a traffic stop, police said.

KENS 5 obtained a new statement Monday from the university which said officer Carter attempted "to restrain the suspect who repeatedly resisted." 

According to the university, the UIW officer used his baton in an attempt to "subdue" the suspect.  The release alleges the suspect was able to grab the baton to strike the officer.

Officer Carter drew his weapon and then knocked the baton from Redus who was still resisting arrest. At which some point during the struggle shots were fired, the statement said.  

According to investigators, the incident began when UIW officer Carter attempted to pull Redus over on Broadway Street for 'driving erratically.' The vehicles finally pulled over at the Treehouse Apartments in the 100 block of Arcadia Place where the shooting occurred.

In the statement, the University identified officer Carter as a licensed peace officer who "was obligated to pull the suspect over to ensure the public's safety."

Friends and family of Redus gathered for a remembrance ceremony and candlelight vigil at the university on Saturday.

The Alamo Heights Police Department is conducting the investigation into the shooting.

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