Suddenly, one officer opened fire, hitting Schultz with one bullet. They said they asked Schultz several times to drop the knife, but Schultz was not cooperative, and would not comply with the officers' demands.
WSB-TV reported that the knife looked like a "metal, flip-open multitool knife that would likely include a small blade".
"Shoot me!" Schultz yells at the officers, to which one responds, "No, drop the knife". The student was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and died about thirty minutes later.
They plan to place flowers and memorabilia for Schultz and have scheduled a vigil for Monday night.
Footage shows Schultz walking around the campus while two police officers hold up their firearms. An officer responds "Nobody wants to hurt you". "I'm guessing it was fireworks, there were some pretty powerful ones", Miller said, "I was marching with them until they got in front of the police station and then all hell broke loose." . At least one police auto was set on fire.
Schultz, a computer engineering senior, used the name Scout, and described himself as "bisexual, non-binary, and intersex".
Lynne Schultz told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her oldest child was a brilliant student despite numerous medical issues including depression, and his two suicide attempts.
Schultz's parents have questioned the officer's use of lethal force.
Gerogia Tech released a statement, saying the university was "deeply saddened" by the loss of the student. "They always anxious they were going to fail a test but got all As and only two Bs at Tech".
"The first officer that you see on the video did a phenomenal job", Schultz family attorney L. Chris Stewart said.
Scout Schultz, who went by the pronoun "they" and did not identify as male or female, was president of Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, a student group for LGBTQIA rights. Schultz said there was a man with long blond hair "holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip".
A spokesman for Georgia Tech says campus police do not carry stun guns or Tasers but are equipped with pepper spray.
Their mother Lynn told the New York Daily News Schultz was a 'nonconformist and very, very bright'.