Tragedy as naked college freshman Gilbert Collar, 18, shot dead by campus police after he 'charged at officer'
In a tragic and bizarre incident a University of Alabama student who was naked has been fatally shot after charging a campus police officer early on Saturday morning.
University officials said that the confrontation occurred after the officer went outside the police station to investigate a banging noise that was coming from his office window.
Confronted with 18-year-old Gilbert Thomas Collar who was acting erratically and wearing no clothes, the officer shot the student once in the chest after he repeatedly charged.
Authorities said that the officer attempted to retreat several times in an attempt to defuse the situation but that the officer was left with no choice but to shoot when Collar made one final charge.
Collar, who had only recently enrolled at the University of South Alabama was shot at 1.30 a.m. on Saturday moening outside the USA Police Department on Stadium Drive .
Keith Ayers, a university spokesman, spoke to the media to announced the student's identity, but would not speculate as yet whether the student was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
'We can't comment beyond the statement,' said Ayers after he read a prepared statement during a news conference this afternoon on the campus.
Ayers said that the officer shot Collar after the teenager rushed the officer in a threatening manner and ignored his commands to stop.
Police said at around 1:30 a.m., a 'muscular, nude man,' was shot dead on the University of South Alabama campus.
According to a University of South Alabama press release: 'University of South Alabama Police report that an officer shot and killed an individual at approximately 1:30 a.m., Oct. 6, after the man attacked the officer just outside the police department on Stadium Drive The deceased has been identified as a USA student.'
The former high school wrestler's coach could hardly speak when interviewed by his hometown newspaper The Wetumpka Herald this morning.
'I remember the first time he walked into the wrestling room,' said Jeff Glass.
'He was such a natural. He was the only wrestler I coached who wrestled varsity for six years. That takes more heart than I can tell you. We began our tenure in Wetumpka wrestling at the same time. He was a physical, spiritual and mental warrior. And I love him like my own.'
According to USA's public relations office: 'Immediately after the incident, the USA Police Department contacted the District Attorney's Office to request an external investigation.
'Mobile County Sheriff's Department will assist. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of internal and external reviews.'
University of South Alabama campus, where Gilbert Thomas Collar was shot dead in the early hours of this morning
Florida woman Kaelyn Partenza sets fire to ex-boyfriend's home after new girlfriend moved into apartment they shared
A 26-year-old woman from Florida has been arrested after allegedly setting fire to her ex-boyfriend's door to 'get closure'. Kaelyn Marie Partenza faces arson charges after ... Full story
- Bill Evans: New York TV weatherman arrested after brawl with wife he's divorcing after 19 years of marriage
- Winter surfers brave negative temperatures to catch the perfect Minnesota wave at peak season
- Verna McClain Nurse 'who killed mother and stole baby' in court
- Chicago bartender Jessica Harr fired over racist Facebook rant
- Prison intern Kayla Danielle Davis charged with sexual assault
- Pervert Pastor James Harris Found Guilty of Sex Acts swallowed mints, not pills, test shows
- Sarai Sierra: New York mother 'had sex with man she met on the internet before she went missing in Turkey'
- Surprise ending for receipt slur waitress Toni Christina Jenkins
- Couple order McDonald’s breakfast, get served bag of cash
- Boy, 10, suspended from school for ‘firing’ imaginary bow and arrow
- Man fired after Facebook post about workplace
- 'Wrap your legs around my head': Married Fox weatherman Geoff Fox fired after 'inappropriate' sexting chats with female photographer
- Rooster Monkburn monkey's toy gun 'a flight risk', says TSA agent
- Lauren Block: Stripper DIES one week after falling head first off gentleman's club balcony during 'lap dance gone wrong'
- Revenge porn site operator Kevin Christopher Bollaert charged
- 42 years in a coma: Longest coma patient ever Edwarda O'Bara passes away
- Salvatore Talluto of Clinton Township Dies after Accident on Party Bus
- Killer Richard Poplawski given death sentence for shooting dead three police officers
- Stacy L Hopkins charged with having sex with under-age students
- Lynsi Torres: Meet America's youngest female billionaire
- Woman says 'attacker swung manhood in helicopter motion'
- Former principal John Ward arrested after his former student, 16, 'says he's the father of her baby'
- 'Frustrated' Pennsylvania homeowner shoots deer-spotting girl Cortney Snyder
- Oklahoma Teen Stetson Johnson beaten, shocked and forcibly tattooed on his forehead by sadistic gang
- Florida woman Lauren DuFresne celebrating her 25th birthday in Cancun is killed by falling beam
- Beaten, starved, gang-raped and 'forced to give birth': Nigel Brennan and Amanda Lindhout's horrific ordeal as hostages in Somalia
- Teen girl Sahiah "Uzi" Davis, 16, nicknamed 'Uzi,' busted in gang slay
- Brittni Nicole Colleps: Teacher arrested for 'sex with FIVE students during home orgy'
- Shannon Hirchert, Shelbyville Special Needs Teacher Facing Sex Charges
- Pennsylvania college freshman Everett Glenn dies after boozing heavily on his 19th birthday
- Charges dropped for UVA student Elizabeth Daly in water-buying incident
- Florida man Derek Medina kills wife, posts photo of her body on Facebook
- NYPD reveals interactive New York crime map to show city's most dangerous parts
- Judge brands newly-wed Dalia Dippolito 'pure evil' jails her for 20 yrs over plot to kill husband
- Federal government to remove controversial 'naked image' body scanners from airports
- Pictured: Tavon White, the jailed gang leader who has fathered FIVE children with FOUR female prison guards
- Orlando Shaw, America's biggest deadbeat dad to get his own reality show after viral video
- Two border patrol agents die after SUV collides with freight train while chasing illegal immigrants
- Snuggle House that offered hugs and cuddles shuts down after ‘harassment’ from officials
Rate this article
|PHOTOS: Plastic Surgery Celebrity||Awkward family photos|
|UPDATED: Faces of Meth||PHOTOS: Celebrities all a-Twitter|