(MOBILE, Ala.) - Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran said Tuesday a University of South Alabama Freshman took LSD before he was shot and killed by a campus police this weekend.
Cochran said the investigation is on-going, and the case will eventually be delivered to a grand jury by District Attorney Ashley Rich.
"We have not reached any conclusion," Cochran said, "We are still gathering evidence and witnesses."
Cochran said evidence shows Collar had attended Bayfest on Saturday, where he had ingested LSD. The sheriff said Collar returned to the USA campus dorms.
Cochran said Collar left the dorms later that night and stripped off all of his clothes. He then assaulted two people in nearby vehicles.
The sheriff said one victim said Collar tried to bite her arm, and was making weird noises and statements.
Collar then went to the campus police station, where surveillance video shows Collar banging on the windows of the station as hard as he could.
"The police officer inside the building heard this noise, and as he exited the door of the police building," Cochran said, "He exited with his weapon drawn, his sidearm."
Cochran said it is a move that any cop would have made. The sheriff said video shows Collar sweating profusely while moving toward Officer Trent Austin several times. Austin backed up while trying to talk the teen down, pistol in hand.
"Once a police officer has his weapon out, then that weapon is available to the other person to take it from him unless he can maintain control," Cochran said, "So you've got to look at it in those light."
Cochran said no surveillance video of the actual shooting was captured that night, as Officer Austin and Gil Collar moved out of the vision of the camera.
Cochran said they will pursue murder charges against the person that gave he LSD to Collar, because he said, that person committed an illegal act that led to Collar's death.
Cochran said the family, followed by the media, will have a special viewing of the surveillance video from the USA Police Station on Thursday.