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Friday
Dec062013

Police Officer Fatally Shoots Texas College Student 

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) -- A police officer for a university in San Antonio, Texas has been put on administrative leave after the fatal shooting of a student Friday morning.

Robert Cameron Redus, 23, was shot and killed by a University of the Incarnate Word police officer after a traffic stop, according to ABC affiliate KSAT. Redus, a student at the university, was shot in the parking lot of an apartment complex near the campus.

Alamo Heights Police Lieutenant Cindy Pruitt said they're investigating whether the student was threatening the officer or carrying a weapon.

"The only information that I have at this point in the investigation is it was speeding and driving erratically," Pruitt said.

One witness said he didn't hear a struggle.

"I didn't hear him say anything like, 'Get down on your hands and knees', you know?" he said. "I didn't hear him say anything. He just started shooting."

A friend of the victim said Redus wasn't an aggressive person.

"The story just really doesn't make sense to any of us."

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

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