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A disturbing video has emerged showing a fatal officer-involved shooting late Saturday night on the Georgia Tech campus that left Scout Schultz, a fourth-year engineering student dead.
The graphic video shows Schultz saying “shoot me,” to responding campus police officers as he advanced while holding a knife.
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According to the GBI, Georgia Tech police responded to a 911 call at a Georgia Tech dorm in the 500 block of 8th Street about a person with a knife and a gun at 11:17 pm. When officers arrived, they made contact with 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who officers said was armed with a knife. Officers made multiple attempts to get Schultz to drop the knife. Officers said Schultz was not cooperative, and would not comply with the officers’ commands. They said Schultz advanced on the officers with the knife. When Schultz continued to advance and would not drop the knife, one of the officers fired, striking Schultz. source
Shultz was transported to Grady Memorial Hospital in downtown Atlanta, and died there.
Scout Shultz was a fourth-year computer engineering student and president of Georgia Tech’s Pride Alliance.
The clip of the shooting below does not show the actual shooting, however, caution is advised for sensitive viewers.
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