A student at Georgia Tech is dead after an officer-involved shooting where police say the student was armed with a knife, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
Scout Schultz, 21, allegedly continued to advance on officers after authorities gave multiple verbal commands. One officer fired at Schultz, who died after being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital, the GBI told FOX5 Atlanta.
Schultz was a fourth-year computer engineering major from Lilburn, according to Georgia Tech officials.
According to the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance website, Schultz was currently serving as the president of the organization.
Georgia Tech issued the following statement on Sunday at 11:00 a.m.:
“The Georgia Tech community was notified Sunday morning of the tragic death of Scout Schultz, fourth-year computer engineering major from Lilburn, Georgia. Schultz died Sunday, Sept. 17, as a result of an incident in the West Campus residential community. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident and reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death.”
The incident occurred around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday at 532 Eighth Street N.W. outside of a Georgia Tech dormitory, FOX5 said.
The GBI says the Georgia Tech Police Department got a 911 call around 11:17 p.m. claiming a person with a knife and gun was near campus. Officers say when they made contact with Schultz, he was armed with a knife.
The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur will conduct the autopsy. No officers were injured during this incident.
The GBI will continue its independent investigation to determine what occurred during the incident. When the investigation is complete, it will be turned over to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for review.