Published On: Mon, Sep 18th, 2017

LGBT Activist Killed By Georgia Police After Refusing To ‘Drop The Knife,’ Ignites Independent Investigation

An LGBT Activist Was Shot Dead By Authorities After Refusing To 'Drop The Knife'

An LGBT activist and student from Georgia was fatally shot by local law enforcers over the weekend after reportedly refusing to drop a knife he was holding, igniting an independent probe on the matter.

According to BBC News, police received reports of “a person with a knife and a gun” at the Georgia Institute of Technology at 11:17 p.m. on September 17.

Based on clips of the incident emerging after the shooting, 21-year-old Scout Schultz refused to obey the law enforcers’ commands to drop the knife.

Instead, the student walked towards the officers while screaming “Shoot me!” as two of the members of local law enforcement readied their guns.

This prompted one of the police officers to open fire, fatally shooting Schultz and launching an independent investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to determine whether or not the authorities acted on protocol, CNN reported.

According to the outlet, the footage they acquired from eyewitnesses did not clearly show the knife Schultz reportedly wielded.

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LGBT Activist Killed By Georgia Police After Refusing To ‘Drop The Knife,’ Ignites Independent Investigation