Armed LGBT activist Scout Schultz shot dead by United States police

Schultz was president of Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech and identified as nonbinary, meaning neither male nor female.

The GBI has said an officer responding to a 911 call about 11:17 p.m. Saturday shot Schultz as the student advanced on officers with a knife and refused commands to put down the knife. Schultz can allegedly be heard telling police to shoot according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"The first officer you see did a phenomenal job". A single gunshot is heard. That bullet hit the young activist.

After not complying with demands from officers, the GBI says an officer shot Schultz after the student approached them with a knife.

The officers warn the student to stop and drop the weapon but Schultz refuses, according to video footage.


Authorities have yet to identify the officer who shot Schultz. "They have been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years", the Pride Alliance said in a statement.

On Monday night, protests broke out on campus following a vigil, with people chanting anti-police slogans.

Many students witnessed the deadly shooting, and the school has made counseling available to those who need it.

Police came across Schultz at an Atlanta college campus after a call about a "person with a knife and a gun", officials told the BBC. In the video, after Schultz takes a few steps forward, an officer opens fire. Schultz died early Sunday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Students have been warned to stay inside and secure due to "violent protests" on campus, Georgia Tech said. He preferred to be referred to as "they" or "them" rather than "him" or "her".


Schultz's mother, Lynne Schultz described her eldest child to media as a brilliant, hard worker who struggled with several medical issues, including depression and a suicidal disposition.

The family of late Georgia tech student Scout Schultz and their attorney blasted the university during a press conference Monday. "We don't really know what happened", Scout's father, Bill Schultz said.

The GBI said it will continue investigating what occurred during the incident.

He said that he "did not think Schultz was attempting suicide by police", and so officers should resorted to using non-lethal force instead.



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