The university, in a statement to BuzzFeed News, identified the victim as a fourth-year student named Scout Schultz:
At 11:17 p.m. on Saturday night, the Georgia Tech Police Department received a call “of a person with a knife and a gun,” the GBI said. What followed took place outside of a Georgia Tech dormitory, the GBI said, when the student, allegedly carrying a knife, “would not comply with the officers’ commands.”
“Shultz continued to advance on the officers with the knife,” the statement read. An officer then fired, according to the statement.
The student died at Grady Memorial Hospital. “The GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur will conduct the autopsy,” the statement read.
The GBI said that the outcome of their independent investigation will be reviewed by the district attorney’s office. The agency told BuzzFeed News that they have no further information at this time.
Two apparent videos of the incident emerged Sunday: In one, the shooting was obscured by trees. (Warning: the following two videos may be disturbing to some people.)
“Come on man, drop the knife,” one officer orders at the beginning of the first video that appears to show the shooting. “Come on let’s drop it,” another officer echoes.
“Shoot me!” someone who appears to be Schultz responds. The officers continue to order the student to drop the knife. “Nobody wants to hurt you, man” an officer says. Near the end of the footage, an officer again demands: “Drop it!” apparently at the same time as a shot is fired at Schultz.
“We are all deeply saddened by what has occurred,” the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance said in a statement about Shultz’s death. As president of the group, the statement said, Shultz had “been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years.”