Social Media Reacts to USA Student's Death
(MOBILE, Ala.) The shooting death of University of South Alabama student is being picked up by national media.
A simple Google search brings up nearly 700 articles about the case, with Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube users sounding off.
Local 15 searched and found people several states away who have no ties to South Alabama or to the victim, Gil Collar, voicing their thoughts and concerns.
Monday's Washington Post headline read: "Ala. College Student Appeared Intoxicated, Screamed Obscenities Before Death."
The Huffington Post posted a story late Monday afternoon with already under 100 comments immediately right after it was posted. Both sides were voicing their opinions about whether the shooting was justified.
At home, fans of Local 15's Facebook page posted their thoughts about the tragedy.
Jasmine Moore wrote, "I'm sure the officers involved is devastated, but we all have to pay some way or another for our actions."
Darlene Stuart wrote, "The officer could have called someone to assist him before going out to confront the student."
Social media users also expressed disappointment in the university and the police department for not answering questions from the media and for not releasing the officer's name.