An engineering student and LGBTQ activist from Georgia Tech was shot and killed by campus police on school grounds on Saturday. Scout Shultz was a fourth-year engineering student and president of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance, according to NBC News.
Georgia Tech police officers received a 911 call on Saturday from a someone who claimed there was somebody walking around campus armed with a knife and a gun, reports Fox News.
In a cell phone video taken by a witness, police repeatedly order 21-year-old Schultz to drop the knife. Schultz can allegedly be heard telling police to shoot according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
"Nobody wants to hurt you,” an officer can be heard saying. “Drop the knife."
Not long after, a single gunshot is heard. That bullet hit the young activist.
“Officers provided multiple verbal commands and attempted to speak with Schultz, who was not cooperative and would not comply with the officers’ commands,” GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said. “Schultz continued to advance on the officers with the knife. Subsequently, one officer fired striking Schultz.”
Schultz was president of Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution
They plan to place flowers and memorabilia for Schultz and have scheduled a vigil for Monday night.
Many students witnessed the deadly shooting, and the school has made counseling available to those who need it.