A Georgia Tech student was fatally shot by campus police Saturday night after authorities responded to a call about a person with a knife and a gun at a dorm.
21-year-old Scout Schultz was killed. Schultz was a fourth-year computer engineering student and the president of the Pride Alliance student group.
Officers said they arrived at the dorm and made contact with Schultz, who was armed with a knife. They said they asked Schultz several times to drop the knife, but Schultz was not cooperative, and would not comply with the officers’ demands. Officers said that Schultz approached the officers with the knife and one officer fired, striking Schultz.
Schultz later died at the hospital.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has taken over the case.
Video was recorded from a window above the parking lot where the shooting took place.
Officers can be heard in the video trying to reason with Schultz before shouting for Schultz to drop the knife. A single gunshot is heard.
Watch the video above. [WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT]
According to WXIA, attorney Chris Stewart, representing Schultz’s family, is wondering why authorities didn’t de-escalate the situation by non-lethal measures. Stewart also wants to know if the officers who responded had any training to deal with mentally impaired subjects.
A Georgia Tech spokesperson told CNN that their officers do not carry stun guns.
The Pride Alliance plans on holding a vigil for Schultz on campus Monday night.
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