USA freshman shot and killed by officer told other students he was on a ‘spiritual quest’

The University of South Alabama freshman killed early Saturday morning…

The University of South Alabama freshman killed early Saturday morning by a campus police officer told other students there he was “on a spiritual quest” in the moments before he was shot, according to an Associated Press story.

Gil Collar, 18, of Wetumpka, was seen running nearly naked through the streets on campus and screaming obscenities before he knocked on the window of the campus police station around 1:30 in the morning.

When an officer came out, Collar assumed what was described as a “fighting stance” then advanced on the officer. In a statement from the school, university officials said the officer tried to retreat several times as Collar continued to challenge him. The officer then shot Collar.

The freshman got up, officials said, and tried to advance on the officer once again before falling back to the ground where he died.

Read more at al.com

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  • He

    I’d wager “spiritual quest” meant “a ton of drugs.”

  • Matt in Oklahoma

    Quest fulfilled, he should have found his answer now