An engineering student who was also an LGBTQ activist was shot and killed by Georgia Tech campus police on Saturday night, officials said Sunday.
The school identified the victim as Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year engineering student from Lilburn, Georgia, who police said was armed with a knife. Schultz, president of Georgia Tech's Pride Alliance, identified as non-binary and intersex and preferred to be referred to with they/them gender pronouns, according to the alliance's website.
Police made contact with Schultz outside a campus parking garage after they received a 911 call at 11:17 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The original call reported that Schultz was also carrying a gun, officials said.
In a video taken by a witness, Schultz can be heard yelling "Shoot me!" at police, as they give orders to drop the knife.
"Nobody wants to hurt you," an officer says in the video. But as Schultz continued to ignore the officers' commands and stepped forward with the knife, a single shot rang out, and Schultz's screams could be heard. The young engineering student died later at Grady Memorial Hospital. Read more via NBC