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Video shows naked USA student before he's shot

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A video of the fatal shooting of a naked South Alabama college student shows him with his arms outstretched and his palms open before a campus police officer fired.

The Associated Press reports that the Mobile County Sheriff's Department played the security video. It was taken by a camera outside the University of South Alabama police station, moments before 18-year-old Gil Collar was fatally shot early Saturday morning. Police say Collar had taken LSD.

The video shows the college student walking slowly toward a campus police station door twice, then pounding on it violently. An officer emerges with gun drawn then they move into the yard with the student approaching the officer. The shooting occurs less than 30 seconds after the officer comes outside. A second officer arrives, and the two officers wrestle the wounded man to the ground and handcuff him.