Family: Police account of son's death rings false

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The family of a San Antonio university student shot and killed by a police officer says authorities' account of the shooting is inconsistent with their son's character.

Alamo Heights police say Robert Redus, a student at the University of the Incarnate Word, was shot repeatedly Friday when he charged an officer after a traffic stop.

Redus' family said in a statement to the San Antonio Express-News (http://bit.ly/1gYg5xA ) that the 23-year-old wasn't aggressive.

Alamo Heights Police Chief Richard Pruitt has said Redus and police Capt. Chris Carter had struggled after Carter tried to handcuff Redus after a traffic stop for speeding and driving erratically.

Pruitt says Redus wrestled Carter's baton away and hit him with it before Carter retrieved it and told Redus to stop or he would shoot.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com

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