Campus Cop Shot Sarcastic Student in the Back: Autopsy
Details on death of Cameron Redus leaves family shaken
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2014 3:25 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by the Redus family shows Robert Cameron Redus, who was a student at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas.   (AP Photo/Redus Family)

(Newser) – A university officer in Texas killed a student by shooting him five times at close range—including a bullet to the back that may have done him in, an autopsy reveals. The location of the bullets that killed 23-year-old Cameron Redus last year is old news, but family members say they're shaken by details from the autopsy, Raw Story reports. Namely, they don't get why Redus was found lying on his back if the fatal bullet entered him from behind, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Other bullets entered Redus in the left eye (another candidate for the fatal shot), upper chest, right hip, and left elbow, KENS-TV reports.

Police say Christopher Carter, a University of Incarnate Word police officer, spotted Redus driving erratically on Dec. 6 and approached the student when he parked at home. Carter told Redus to put his hands behind his back 14 times, according to a mic on Carter's uniform, and police say Carter told him to stop resisting 56 times. Redus was reportedly sarcastic ("Oh, you're gonna shoot me?" he said) and Carter said he only fired at Redus after the student grabbed his baton and attacked him. Redus' blood-alcohol content was 0.155—almost twice the legal limit for driving—but his family is standing firm: "The extreme and brutal results of Cameron’s encounter with Officer Carter far exceed the magnitude of his mistakes," the family said.

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jefsr
Mar 23, 2014 6:01 PM CDT
We continue in our attempts to meet with University officials / student leaders and will forward additional info to the family. The true facts surrounding the shooting death of Incarnate Word University student Cameron Redus may never surface. The involvement of attorney Mark Kosanovich, Bexar County DA Susan Reed’s Office, San Antonio Police Chief William McManus’s Department and the Texas Rangers taints all the evidence. These persons and others are actively conspiring to conceal decades of criminal activity inside the City, the County, SAPD, the DA’s Office, the BCSO, etc. UIW Corporal Chris Carter is represented by attorney Mark Kosanovich. Kosanovich and his law partner Shawn Fitzpatrick have been reported to US Attorney Steven Yarbrough-New Mexico District, the FBI, the DOJ and other federal agencies for their part in helping SAPD Chief McManus, former city attorney Michael Bernard , Mayor Julian Castro and other corrupt city / county persons defraud our judicial system and conceal years of public/police corruption. Attorney Malinda Gaul ( spouse of AACOG official Grant Gaul), Virginia Quinn ( spouse of AACOG official Mike Quinn), Bexar County DA Susan Reed, First Asst. DA Cliff Herberg, asst. city attorney Deborah Klein and others have been reported for their part in helping hide the criminal activity including the theft of upwards of $200,000 by city IT manager Jose Medina and vendor Isabel Gonzaba when they submitted almost 300 “padded” invoices over a four year time frame. Former Texas Ranger Hank Whitman and his superiors including DPS Director McCraw have been reported to the FBI, DOJ, AG Abbott, etc. for their part in concealing the criminal conspiracy, the falsification of official documents and the presentation of known fraudulent testimony provided in court under oath. Corrupt city officials and law enforcement banned law-abiding citizens from City Hall and public meetings for almost four years in an effort to stifle their reports of corruption. Instead of following the law and the US Constitution , US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez, attorney Joseph Hoelscher and attorney Dan Moore conspired in the months before this shooting to conceal information detailing the criminal acts of SAPD Chief McManus, SAPD, DA Susan Reed, the Texas Rangers, the law firm of Fitzpatrick & Kosanovich and others. The unfolding AACOG- Alamo Area Council of Governments criminal investigation and the Federal Probe of Bexar County corruption may expose the crooked cops, judges, attorneys and politicians in San Antonio-Bexar County. Citizens continue to demand the truth. Only then will Cameron’s family get justice and some closure…. RIP Cameron.
Tengu ?? Slayer of Vanity
Mar 23, 2014 4:48 PM CDT
'University of Incarnate Word'...?!
lilia.s
Mar 23, 2014 2:40 PM CDT
figures it's a cop at a ChristiaN institution. Christians are and have been the most violent and trigger-happy people in history. This cop obviously doesn't follow his own colleges' bible teachings when he can shoot an unarmed person just because he HaS a gun...