(MOBILE, Ala.) - Saturday marked one week since a University of South Alabama student was shot and killed by a campus police officer.
It happened on campus Saturday morning. Eighteen-year-old Gil Collar was naked and unarmed, but believed to be on the drug LSD when officials say he ran up to the campus police department and began banging on the window.
Local 15 News has learned that the officer who shot Collar, Officer Trevis Austin, was armed with a gun, pepper spray and a baton. Austin fired one shot, hitting Collar in the chest.
Collar was laid to rest late Saturday afternoon in his hometown of Wetumpka, Ala.
It was a long week for students and faculty on campus at South Alabama, as they tried to cope with all that has happened. Local 15 News talked with nearly everyone since the shooting: students, teachers, friends, family, even people who didn't know Collar personally.