Vigil Set For College Student Killed By Campus Cop

MOBILE, Ala. (October 9, 2012)—Mobile, Ala., Tuesday will remember a college freshman killed by a campus police officer as his family seeks answers about his shooting death.

A vigil set was set for Tuesday evening for Gil Collar, 18, at Wetumpka High School from which he graduated earlier this year before enrolling at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.

University officials say Collar was nude and threatening an officer on campus when he was shot to death early Saturday.

A school statement didn’t say whether Collar was armed.

An attorney for Collar's family, Jere Beasley, said campus police assured relatives in August the university is a "safe haven" for all students

Beasley is asking the university to cooperate with the family.


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