Student Shot Dead By College Cop After Being Stopped For Speeding
This young man did not have to loose his life. Surely, there were steps that could have been taken to prevent this.
According to My San Antonio:
Just before University of the Incarnate Word senior Robert Cameron Redus was fatally shot in a struggle with a UIW police officer Friday morning, a neighbor overheard what may have been his last words.
“I heard (a man) say, ‘Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?’ like sarcastic almost,” said Mohammad Haidarasl, 22, who was on his couch in his ground-floor unit at the Treehouse Apartments in Alamo Heights at about 2 a.m.
Less than a minute later, Haidarasl heard four to six gunshots.
“I jumped up and hid in my closet,” he said.
Haidarasl didn’t look out the window until he heard emergency vehicles converging on the quiet apartment complex. It wasn’t until later that he realized the person shot was his upstairs neighbor, whom he described as “the nicest guy.”
A statement released by the family said, “We are understandably devastated by the death of our dear son Cameron and we ask for your prayers as we deal with our tragic loss. We trust that God is faithful and will see us through this most difficult time.”
As details of the shooting were slow to emerge Friday, friends had questions about what exactly occurred when UIW police Cpl. Christopher J. Carter tried to pull Redus over for a traffic violation, and whether the use of force was necessary.
Alamo Heights police Lt. Cindy Pruitt said Carter, in a marked UIW pickup, told officials he noticed Redus speeding and driving his Ford Ranger pickup erratically on Broadway.
He was not on campus, Pruitt said, and officials did not give an exact location where Carter first spotted Redus.
Once in the parking lot, they both got out of their vehicles and became involved in a struggle, Pruitt said. The officer radioed for help during the struggle and Redus was shot multiple times.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carter has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation, the university announced Friday afternoon. He was described by university officials as having an “extensive law enforcement background.”
So he wasn’t even on campus when he got stopped by the college cop. Hmmmmm…. smells fishy.