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Students protest shooting on Ala. campus

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Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:39 AM
Updated: Oct 10, 2012 11:39 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: mobile, alabama, shooting, university of southern alabama, college, gil collar

MOBILE, Ala. - 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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