Texas Student's Last Words: 'Oh, You're Gonna Shoot Me?'
University police officer kills student, saying he resisted arrest
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 9, 2013 2:45 PM CST

(Newser) – A student at a Christian university was shot dead on Friday for allegedly resisting arrest, but fellow students are struggling to believe the official story, CNN reports. It goes like this: Robert Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in Alamo Heights, was "driving erratically at a high rate of speed" near campus. When police officer Christopher Carter confronted him in an apartment complex, the student resisted arrest, grabbed his baton, and "used it to hit the officer," according to the university. Carter pulled his gun and knocked the baton away, but when Redus kept resisting arrest, "shots were fired."

Carter's police vehicle didn't have the usual dashboard camera because his car was new, and the camera had fallen off when a temperature change stopped the glue from setting, the university said. But Redus' friends say he was unlikely to attack anyone—a fun-loving co-valedictorian at a Christian high school, he was "the sweetest, kindest gentlest person," a friend said. A neighbor told the San Antonio Express-News he heard the struggle downstairs, with one man telling the other to stop resisting. "Then the cop said, 'I'm going to shoot,'" the neighbor said, and a man replied, "'Oh, you're gonna shoot me?' like sarcastic almost." Then shots were fired. Carter is on administrative leave while police investigate.

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May 20, 2014 11:09 AM CDT
When a cop tries to arrest a resisting suspect he shoots the limbs not the fatal part of the body.. this cop obviously shot-to-kill.. and therefore has to be charged with 2nd degree murder and serve sentence
Margaret Napolitano
May 11, 2014 8:35 PM CDT
i watched a police officer try to talk to a kid. a mob of other kids came out and was trying to assault the officer and the cop wasnt doing anything wrong. we locked our car doors. the kids these days have no respect for authority. i was truly afraid for this cop. im not saying this is the case here. but if we want the cops to protect and serve we need our kids to respect them too. and if the cops are doing wrong they need to be replaced.
jo blo
May 8, 2014 9:56 AM CDT
This is not a police officer, this is a true PIG. I honestly wonder if sociopaths are joining the police forces so they can legally kill people. A lot of these so-called law enforcement officers would be serial killers if they were not employed (and all-too-often protected) by the state.