UIW can confirm that a UIW police officer was involved in an off-campus shooting incident while on duty.  The matter is being investigated by the Alamo Heights Police Department with the assistance of the Texas Rangers.  UIW can also confirm media reports that the suspect was Robert Cameron Redus, a UIW student.

 

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the student and officer involved in this incident,” said UIW President Dr. Lou Agnese.

 

UIW police officers are licensed and trained as certified peace officers by the State of Texas.  UIW currently has a total of nine locations spread throughout San Antonio, in addition to two elementary schools that are part of the Brainpower Connection.  It is routine for UIW officers to patrol all of these locations. 

 

The officer, who has been at UIW for several years, has an extensive law-enforcement background.  He’s been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation as is standard operating procedure for police agencies in Texas.