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US Police Officer Kills University Student.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A student of the University of South Alabama was shot dead by a police officer on Saturday morning only because he was acting erratically and repeatedly charged at the officer.

The 18-year-old Gilbert Thomas Collar, who graduated this year from Wetumpka High School, was a freshman at University of South Alabama.

Collar challenged the officer verbally. The officer, whose name hasn't been released, drew his weapon and ordered Collar to stop, the university said.

Bonnie Collar, Gilbert's mother, said she did not know why her son was acting that way when he was killed. She said he weighed 135 pounds and was 5-foot-7 with a wrestler's build.

Authorities are investigating why the campus officer fatally shot Collar who they say was acting erratically outside the campus police station early Saturday.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of internal and external investigations, according to the university, which has about 15,000 students.

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