(MOBILE, Ala.) - New information released today after the Mobile County Sheriff's Office held a conference regarding the investigation of the shooting death of University of South Alabama freshman Gil Collar.
Investigators say Collar was under the influence of LSD and had attacked a couple of people prior to his violent encounter with a USA campus police officer.
The officer involved in the shooting has been identified as Trevis Austin. Authorities tell Local 15 he's been with the USA Police Department for 4 years.
Sheriff's investigators say Collar was at BayFest when they believe he ingested the LSD.
They say after that, he returned to his dorm, stripped off all of his clothes, then went up to a couple of different cars and actually assaulted people inside. Authorities say one female victim reported Collar tried to bite her arm.
The investigators on the case say Collar then went to the USA Campus Police Department and began banging on the window.
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office plans to release video showing the incident - first showing it to Collar's family - then likely it will be released to the media Thursday.
Sheriff Sam Cochran says he had some doubts about the story, but when he saw the video it became more evident how this all happened.
The video will only be shown to members of the media, it will not be broadcast to the public.
The shooting happened just out of the view of the camera.
The Mobile County Sheriff's Office is looking into who gave Collar the LSD and murder charges could be brought on to those persons if they are charged.