US Campus Police shoot and kill 21 year-old LGBT activist
Sept 18, Washington DC: A student and LGBT activist Scout Schultz has been killed after The US state of Georgia opened fired on the 21 year old.
According to reports,Schultz was the president of the Pride Alliance at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, leading to an independent investigation.
The Police had encountered Scout Schultz at a campus in Atlanta after a call about "a person with a knife and a gun" late on Saturday, officials say.Footage has emerged apparently showing Schultz refusing to obey multiple police commands to drop a knife.
Schultz's mother said police should not have used lethal force.In a video filmed by fellow students at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying "Shoot me!" while continuing to advance on the officers. One of them then opens fire.
Schultz's mother Lynne later said Scout, who was born Scott Schultz, was politically active in progressive causes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.She added that Schultz had numerous medical issues, suffered from depression and had attempted suicide two years ago."Why didn't they use some nonlethal force, like pepper spray or Tasers?" she was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Schultz was the president of the Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech."We are all deeply saddened by what has occurred," the group said in a statement."They have been the driving force behind Pride Alliance for the past two years," the group said, using Schultz's preferred pronoun. "They pushed us to do more events and a larger variety events."
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