Students protest shooting on Ala campus

Associated Press
A vigil is held to remember former Wetupmka student and wrester Gilbert Collar on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the high school in Wetumpka, Ala. Collar was shot and killed by a University of South Alabama police officer on Oct. 6. Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said at a news conference that 18-year-old Gilbert Collar, who was nude at the time he was shot, took the potent hallucinogen during a music festival Saturday before assaulting two people in vehicles and attempting to bite a woman's arm. (AP Photo/Montgomery Advertiser, Amanda Sowards)

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Students are protesting a deadly police shooting at the University of South Alabama while others showed up to support campus police.

About a dozen students came out Wednesday to protest, some chanting "Don't shoot us." A smaller group voiced support for the university police.

A campus police officer shot and killed 18-year-old freshman Gil Collar early Saturday.

Authorities say Collar had taken LSD and was threatening the officer. Critics, including protest organizer Jonathan Ark, say the officer should have done something else to stop the 5-foot-7 freshman.

Authorities say the officer didn't have a stun gun, pepper spray or baton.

A prosecutor says grand jurors will review the shooting and alleged drug involvement for possible charges.

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