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Cameron Redus wrongful death trial canceled as UIW, family near finalized settlement

SAN ANTONIO – A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a University of the Incarnate Word pupil who was shot and killed by a campus police officer in late 2013 won’t go to trial after an agreed decision was reached within the case, court docket data confirmed Thursday.

The go well with, filed by the family of Cameron Redus, had been scheduled for trial subsequent Monday after years of delays and appeals within the case.

Redus, 23, was shot 5 occasions by UIW Corporal Christopher Carter in December 2013 after a bodily wrestle in a parking zone exterior of Redus’ off-campus residence.

Carter, a so-called “wandering officer” who had bounced between legislation enforcement jobs earlier than the deadly taking pictures, pursued Redus’ automobile after seeing it driving erratically alongside Broadway.

Redus was shot 5 occasions, together with in his higher again and left eye, by Carter, who informed investigators he feared for his security after Redus grabbed his service baton and charged towards him whereas Carter tried to take him into custody.

The subsequent 2014 lawsuit filed by the family of Redus reached all the best way to the Texas Supreme Court after attorneys for UIW repeatedly argued that the college’s police drive was entitled to governmental immunity.

A supply acquainted with the eight-year court docket battle stated the ultimate particulars of the settlement, monetary and in any other case, might be confidential and could possibly be ironed out inside the subsequent few days.

UIW officers had not launched a proper assertion on the agreed decision as of midday Thursday.

A longtime lawyer for the Redus family stated through phone Thursday morning he couldn’t focus on the case.

A Bexar County grand jury in March 2015 declined to indict Carter.

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