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University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police

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University of South Alabama officer shoots and kills student
By Thyrie Bland | tbland@al.com

A University of South Alabama student was nude and acting erratically early this morning before a university officer fatally shot him outside the campus police station.
The officer shot Gilbert Thomas Collar, 18, of Wetumpka, one time in the chest, USA spokesman Keith Ayers said during a news conference this afternoon on the campus.


Keith Ayers, a University of South Alabama spokesman, reads a statement about an university officer-involved shooting that left a student dead.
The officer, whose name has not been released, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.


The University has asked the District Attorney's Office to investigate the shooting. The Mobile County Sheriff's Office will help with the investigation.
The university held a news conference outside the police station at 3 p.m. today. Ayers read from a prepared statement.
He would not answer questions about if it is suspected that Collar was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
"We can't comment beyond the statement," he said.


The officer encountered Collar after there was a loud bang on a west side window of the police station at 1:23 a.m. today.
"When an officer exited the station to investigate, he was confronted by a muscular, nude man who was acting erratically," Ayers said. "The man repeatedly rushed toward the officer and verbally challenged the officer in a fighting stance."
The officer drew his gun and ordered Collar to stop, Ayers said.
"The officer retreated numerous times in an attempt to calm the situation," Ayers said. "The individual continued to press toward the officer in a threatening manner."



Collar kneeled for a brief moment before rising and then rushing and chasing the retreating officer, Ayers said.
He said the officer shot Collar after the student continued to rush the officer in a threatening manner and ignored the officer's commands to stop.
"The individual fell to the ground, but he got up once more and continued to challenge the officer further before collapsing and expiring," Ayers said.

A few students gathered outside the police station during the news conference. Some were concerned that the officer shot and killed Collar.


Macy Meadows, 19, of Fairhope, said when she arrived on campus early Saturday morning an officer was not allowing traffic near the police station.
She said she had to park and walk to her dormitory. At the time, she said she didn't realize there had been a shooting on campus. She said she later received an email from the university in regards to the shooting.
"If he didn't have a weapon, I feel like he shouldn't have been shot," said Meadows, a sophomore.


Kinsey Miller, 19, of Pace, Fla., said she considers the campus to be safe, but she has concerns that are similar to Meadows.
"I don't think it was handled properly," she said. "It makes me feel real differently about how police handles situations on campus."
This post was edited on 10/6 at 6:20 pm



shutterspeed
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Need more context of the article before I can respond.


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Cosmo
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If the story is true, justified.

Kid's family will get paid though.


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I was waiting to see how long until this was posted.


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Modern
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
lots o cops shootin folks recently


genuineLSUtiger
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
What's with people running around nude and crazy these days?


Tilco Baller
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
Bath salts bruh


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Cosmo
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
bath salts


GFaceKillah
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
ib4 cptbengal.


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genuineLSUtiger
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Ah. Will try to stay away from that.


dtrack22
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
I guess the student could have had a knife or gun hidden in his arse hole. Shooting him makes sense


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sbr2
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Why didn't he try to taser the guy. If he was threatening and rushing seems like the non-lethal option should be tried first before pulling the trigger. Might not have had one on him I guess?


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If the guy is messed up on drugs and hops back up after getting a shot in the chest then screw getting the taser.

I bet police training is use your gun if the guy is clearly out of their mind on drugs ... Don't know for sure though.


cheesewithmike
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I smell bath salts


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slim thug
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bet it was that new drug called smiles

some B list actor killed his landlord and himself while he was on it

apparently its bad shit


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228Tiger
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i went to south for awhile..probably know the officer


thejudge
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If that dude is loaded up then frick em. If he's stupid enough to take shite and rush someone naked then he deserved to get naturally selected out


Wrestler171
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
I know this kid, not well but those who do thought the world of him. Does not sound like him at all. This is such a horrible situation.


iliveinabox
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bath salts


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Cosmo
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re: University of South Alabama student shot and killed by campus police
quote:

Does not sound like him at all.


yeah, good kids go to college and do dumb stuff, it happens


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