An investigation has been launched after a Texas student was fatally shot Friday by a campus police officer after a traffic stop.
“This is really in its preliminary stages,” Lt. Cindy Pruitt said at a press conference, according to the Houston Chronicle. “This investigation will go on for days.”
According to Pruitt, the unidentified University of the Incarnate Word officer pulled over 23-year-old Robert Cameron Redus Friday off campus in a marked vehicle for allegedly speeding.
That’s when things took a turn for the worst.
Unknown circumstances led to a struggle resulting in Redus being shot multiple times.
“I heard (a man) say, ‘Oh, you’re gonna shoot me?’ like sarcastic almost,” Mohammad Haidarasl, 22, recounted, according to My San Antonio.
Moments later gunfire erupted.
“I jumped up and hid in my closet,” he said.
An unidentified man who spoke to KSAT said he didn’t hear the officer issue any warnings to Redus before the shooting.
“I didn’t hear him say anything like, ‘Get down on your hands and knees,’ you know? I didn’t hear him say anything. He just started shooting,” the man said.
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“He emptied the gun on him,” he added to KSAT. “Boom, boom, boom.Six shots — five or six.”
A vigil is now set for Saturday night to remember Redus who was a communications art major scheduled to graduate in May.
(H/T: Mail Online)
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