Monday, 29 October 2012

Former Wetumpka student is laid to rest

WETUMPKA — Services were held Saturday in Wetumpka for a University of South Alabama freshman who was killed by a campus police officer.

The funeral for 18-year-old Gil Collar was held at Mulder Memorial United Methodist Church, which is a few miles from his Wetumpka home.

Collar was shot a week ago after going to the campus police station almost nude and pounding on the glass.

Police said Collar had taken LSD and acted aggressively when an officer came outside carrying a gun. The officer repeatedly backed away from the unarmed student before firing.

An attorney for the student?s family, Jere Beasley, said Collar never touched the officer and the fatal shooting never should have happened.

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