Campus Cop Shoots, Kills Student After Warning Him

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A University of the Incarnate Word police officer shot and killed a 23-year-old dean’s list student early Friday morning.

Just before being shot by the officer, the student, Robert Cameron Redus sarcastically asked, “Oh, you gonna shoot me” in an altercation with Cpl. Christopher Carter, reports MySanAntonio.com. Carter had pulled Redus over for a traffic violation.

Before the shooting, a witness overheard the officer tell the suspect several times to stop resisting and warned him he would shoot. Authorities say that the officer attempted to use a baton on the suspect, but Redus took the baton away from him. Carter then knocked the baton out of Redus’ hands, after which the suspect, who had been drinking, charged at him, reports CNN. The officer fired his weapon six times and struck Redus five times.

The dash cam, which captured the audio of what happened, was recently installed on Carter’s vehicle but didn’t video the incident because it had fallen off due to the glue not setting properly.

Local police are investigating the incident, and Carter has been placed on administrative leave.

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