"Why shoot?": Family speaks out after death of student

ATLANTA — An review is underway into the fatal sharpened of Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz over the weekend.

In a cellphone video, 5 Georgia Tech police officers, their guns drawn, can be seen surrounding a barefoot consider they believed was carrying a gun and a knife.

A womanlike officer can be listened yelling, “Come on, let’s dump it!” and a male officer saying, “Drop it.”

Schultz then responds by saying, “Shoot me,” and the male officer replying, “No, dump the knife.”

Schultz, 21, seemed irrational — and presumably suicidal.

“No one wants to harm you man, dump the knife,” the male officer was listened observant in the video.

When Schultz stepped toward police, one of them fired a singular fatal shot.

Schultz, a mechanism engineering tyro with a 3.9 GPA, was a personality in Georgia Tech’s LGBTQ community. Two years ago, Schultz self-identified as non-binary, definition conjunction male nor female.


Scout Schultz

Bill Schultz, Scout’s father, admits his child was fighting mental illness.

“He was kind of the essence of the family,” Bill told CBS News. “His detriment kinda ripped the heart out of the family.”

Bill explained that Schultz did have some issues two years ago after coming out as a non-binary gender and that Schultz attempted self-murder once.


Bill Schultz

State investigators after reliable Schultz done the 911 call that instigated the fatal encounter. Schultz also left behind 3 self-murder notes.

But the Schultz family — and their counsel Chris Stewart — contend police should have resigned the student, not killed him.

“He was not using at the officers or melancholy them with a knife. He had a multipurpose tool,” Stewart said.

Schultz held a multipurpose apparatus that had a knife folded within and Schultz had no gun.


A demeanour at the multipurpose apparatus Scout Schultz held during a fatal confront with Georgia Tech police officers.

When asked if Schultz’s death was preventable, Bill called out the police’s use of fatal force by saying, “Why shoot?”

“It was really preventable if the police had selected to use non-lethal force,” Bill said. “But if the only thing you give your officers is a pistol then when you consider it is time to bring the occurrence to a close the only thing that you can do is shoot.”

Georgia Tech police officers lift non-lethal weapons including peppers sprays and batons.

A burial for Schultz was designed Monday night at a school in startle that a tyro was gunned down on campus by university police.

Late Monday, Georgia Tech officials urged students to stay inside after aroused protests pennyless out on campus.

Georgia Tech tweeted the following warning to the campus village to “stay inside until told otherwise” and to close all doors and windows:

Shortly after the initial warning by campus officials, they expelled an refurbish on Twitter observant any threats were still being cleared:

Officials from Georgia Tech told CBS News that one police car was shop-worn and two officers were harm with teenager injuries.

“After a pacific commemorative burial for Georgia Tech tyro Scout Schultz, a organisation of approximately 50 protesters marched to the Georgia Tech Police Department,” the matter read. “One police car was shop-worn and two officers suffered teenager injuries. One officer was ecstatic to Grady Hospital with teenager injuries.”

Officials combined that the “Atlanta Police Department and Georgia State University Police Department helped revive sequence comparatively quickly.”

Georgia Tech pronounced that the campus police arrested 3 people — Vincent Castillenti, Jacob Wilson and Cassandra Monden — and charged them with inciting a demonstration and battery of an officer.

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