University of South Alabama campus police kills naked freshman
Mobile, AL, United States (4E) – An 18-year-old University of South Alabama freshman was shot and killed after acting erratically and repeatedly attacking while naked, at a campus police officer last Saturday.
School authorities and local police are now investigating the shooting death of Gilbert Thomas Collar, from Wetumpka, Alabama, who behaved crazily outside the campus police station.
It was reported that the police saw the naked, muscular freshman banging at the campus police station window. Collar started arguing and attempted to charge at the officer several times.
A university statement stated that the officer tried to back away but Collar continued to move toward the officer in a threatening manner.
After repeatedly asking Collar to stop, the officer fired and hit him in the chest. He was knocked to the ground but managed to stand up and resumed challenging the cop until he collapsed and died.
Nobody knows what happened to set off the 135 pounds and 5-foot-7 teen.
Bonnie Collar, the student’s mom, said she don’t have an idea why her son acted that way when he was killed.
She added that two people informed her of her son’s death, one from the school and another an investigator, but nobody mentioned that her son was trying to attack anyone when he was shot.
The officer who shot Collar is on paid leave pending the result of the investigation.
Campus police has requested the district attorney’s office to investigate the case, with the assistance of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Department.