Chief: Fatally Shot Texas Student Charged Officer 12/10/13
December 10, 2013
SAN ANTONIO - Authorities say a San Antonio university student was
charging toward an officer with his hand raised when he was fatally shot during
a traffic stop.
Alamo Heights Police Department Chief Richard Pruitt said at a news
conference Monday University of the Incarnate Word student Robert Redus and
Captain Chris Carter had struggled after the officer had tried to handcuff him.
Redus has been pulled over early Friday for speeding and driving erratically.
The San Antonio Express-News reports authorities
say the 23-year-old student wrestled away Carter's baton and hit him with it
before the officer got it back. Pruitt says when Carter told Redus to stop or he
would shoot, Redus charged at the officer.
Two of Redus' friends say he was not aggressive.
Authorities continue investigating the shooting.