Police experienced Scout Schultz at a grounds in Atlanta after a call around “a man with a blade and a firearm” late on Saturday, authorities say.
Film has developed obviously indicating Schultz, 21, declining to comply with a few police charges to drop a blade.
Schultz’s mom said police ought not have utilized deadly power.
In a video shot by kindred understudies at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is heard saying “Shoot me!” while proceeding to progress on the officers. One of them at that point opens fire.
Schultz – who distinguished as neither male nor female – did not have all the earmarks of being holding a firearm, examiners stated, regardless of what had at first been accounted for to police.
The PC building understudy later passed on in clinic, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.
No cops from the Georgia Tech Police Department (GTPD) were harmed in the occurrence.
The officer who opened fire has not been named.
Schultz’s mom Lynne later said Scout, who was conceived Scott Schultz, was politically dynamic in dynamic causes, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution detailed.
She included that Schultz had various restorative issues, experienced misery and had endeavored suicide two years back.
“Why didn’t they utilize some nonlethal power, similar to pepper splash or Tasers?” she was cited as saying by the daily paper.
Schultz was the leader of the Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech.
“We are for the most part profoundly disheartened by what has happened,” the gathering said in an announcement.
“They have been the main thrust behind Pride Alliance for as long as two years,” the gathering stated, utilizing Schultz’s favored pronoun. “They pushed us to accomplish more occasions and a bigger assortment occasions.”