No Indictment for Campus Police Officer Who Shot Wetumpka Student


By Alabama News Network

A grand jury has decided not to charge a University of South Alabama campus police officer in a Wetumpka student's shooting death.

The jury reached a decision Friday and said surveillance video proved Officer Trevis Austin was justified in shooting Gil Collar. Police said collar was naked and banging on a window at a campus police station Oct. 6. Austin investigated the sound and said Collar was acting erratically and lunged toward him.

A grand jury report says Collar ingested a small amount of a chemical substance similar to LSD that may have caused him to begin acting erratically. Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich says the substance is not on Alabama's list of controlled substances, so she doesn't have jurisdiction to bring charges against the supplier.

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