Accoding to reports,
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?’” in a surprised voice, 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.
The report goes on to say,
Redus, 23, would have graduated from UIW in May, university officials said. He was on the dean’s list in fall 2012 and spring 2013, the university’s website noted.
Videos from UIWTV.org, a campus television station operated by students in the Communication Arts Department, showed Redus anchoring news segments last year.
He had four brothers and grew up in Baytown, where he graduated as co-valedictorian from Baytown Christian Academy, friends said.
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.
Sara Davis, 20, and her sister Annie Jones, 22, both of Baytown, described Redus as kind, intelligent, compassionate and well-loved within the community.
“He was not an aggressive person at all, so the story doesn’t make sense,” Davis said.
Read the full story at MySanAntonio.com
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