My tin foil hat alarms are going off on this one.
Texas Campus Cop Kills Unarmed College Student After Sarcastic Remark
The 23-year-old communications arts major Robert Cameron Redus was pulled over for allegedly driving recklessly, according the police. After a “struggle” took place, the officer, Christopher Carter, fired six shots. The incident took place at an apartment complex not far from the school.
“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,”
one witness told KSAT.com.
Another witness told the San Antonio Express News that he heard Redus’ last words. “I heard (a man) say, 'Oh, you're gonna shoot me?' like sarcastic almost,”
said Mohammad Haidarasl.
Campus officer shoots, kills Texas college student after chase
Alamo Heights police and the Texas Rangers were in charge of the investigation, which could be complicated because there's no video record
of the first fatal police shooting in the school's history.
University squad cars do come equipped with dashboard cams — but "it had fallen off the evening before the incident,"
the university said, blaming a change in the weather for causing the glue to fail.