Vigil held for UIW student who was shot, killed

Robert Cameron Redus, 23, gunned down after erratic driving

Author: Bill Barajas, Reporter,
Published On: Dec 07 2013 10:19:41 PM CST   Updated On: Dec 07 2013 11:06:05 PM CST

A vigil was held at the University of the Incarnate Word Convocation Center for the UIW senior who was shot and killed. The shooting allegedly happened during a struggle off campus with a UIW police officer.

Friends and family gathered to remember 23-year-old Robert Cameron Redus, who was a communication arts major from Baytown, set to graduate in May.

“To me, it’s going to be more of a happy moment," said friend and classmate Albert Salinas. "We have some music and a slideshow, pictures of him and stuff like that, but we want it to be a good, happy feeling. He wouldn't want us to be sad about this."

The Convocation Center filled up fast, but it wasn’t surprise to anyone who knew Redus.

“It wasn't a surprise to me that there’s a lot of people here turning out for Cameron, but it makes me feel a lot better that we got a lot of support," said Salinas.

The Alamo Heights Police Department said the incident occurred about 2 a.m. in the parking lot of the Tree House apartments on the 100 block of Grandview Place off Broadway, not far from the campus.

According to authorities, Redus was speeding and driving erratically on Broadway when Cpl. Chris Carter pulled him over.

It’s unclear why, but police say a struggle ensued. Carter then shot Redus multiple times. Carter is now on paid administrative leave.

The Texas Rangers are assisting the Alamo Heights Police department in the investigation.