Skip to comments.Naked college freshman, 18, shot dead by campus police after he 'charged at officer' (Alabama)
Posted on 10/06/2012 6:23:12 PM PDT by dennisw
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 .
'We can't comment beyond the statement,' said Ayers after he read a prepared statement during a news conference this afternoon on the campus.
'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.'
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You’ve discussed a topic outside the scope of your experience.
Deal with it.
..and I don’t like doughnuts.
Your perceived self interest has placed you in the position of trying to defend the indefensible instead of the public.
Time for some serious soul searching on your part, if you can find it.
Let me guess....
Health nut? Work out guy?
You seem to be jumping to conclusions without the benefit of all the facts.....
With the post AND with the self interest jab....
Your mad profiling skilz need more than a little work, too. Haven’t seen the inside of a gym in over a decade, carrying a few extra pounds. I eat what I like. Groupthink does not compel me at all, unlike yourself.
Gilbert Thomas Collar
Oh, just damn . . .
According to Wikipedia, the Jaguars football program was started only in 2009 (the university dates from 1963).
You'd be surprised how much a psycho can do if he's filled with the right drugs.
That said, I wonder why no tazer?
I put down a crackhead who tried to sucker punch me 6 months ago. I intervened when a pill head was trying to beat down his wife, not long before that.
Both of them were all hopped up. I ended up having the crackhead in a chokehold from behind, and even when his eyes were rolled all the way up into his skull showing nothing but white, he was still swinging although there was no longer anybody there. I’m very familiar with dealing with people who are high on drugs.
It’s a matter of training. Either you know how to put people down on the ground, or you don’t. Even if they had to break bones at least he’d be alive.
Oh my. I pray you haven't lost someone to a bad shoot. If you haven't, you obviously overreacted because I wasn't justifying what went down - I was merely pointing out that we don't really know all the facts and there is a possibility that the guard actually felt endangered. I also mentioned that most reported cases of self defense appear to be legitimate. Unless you lost someone or know more facts than what was put out, your post is irrational in its "fervor".