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Anders Hagstrom on September 19, 2017

The Georgia Tech student shot by police Saturday wrote three suicide notes in his dorm room before summoning police and repeatedly asking them to shoot him, investigators say.

Scout Schultz, 21, had a history of mental illness and was shot by police Saturday after he repeatedly ignored their commands while wielding a knife.

Video of the incident shows Schultz shouting “shoot me!” to police. New evidence uncovered by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) shows that Schultz left three suicide notes in her dorm before calling police to report an individual wielding a knife, The Washington Post reported.

Schultz’s death triggered riots across the campus Monday night, with protesters marching on police headquarters and burning at least one patrol vehicle to a crisp.

Schultz, who was born a male but identified as neither male nor female, led the university’s Pride Alliance LGBT group. During his phone call to police, he reported a “white male, with long blond hair, white T-shirt & blue jeans who is possibly intoxicated, holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun on his hip,” which described his appearance at the time.

Police in the video can be heard yelling, “Nobody wants to hurt you,” after Schultz’s repeated calls for them to shoot him.

Schultz, holding a knife, continued to walk toward the officers before one of them shot him a single time.

Those protesting the event claim police should have used non-lethal force.

“Why didn’t they use some nonlethal force, like pepper spray or Tasers?” Shultz’s mother, Lynn Schultz said. “I think (Scout) was having a mental breakdown and didn’t know what to do … The area was secured. There was no one around at risk.”

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  • Zane Rankin

    If Scout Schultz was born male, but identified as neither male nor female, why in the hell would you refer to him as her in your article? And shooting him-her-it was a crime. This poor, misguided guy-chick-undetermined lifeform was no threat to anyone.

    • SAMADAMSISBACK

      Play stupid games…Win stupid prizes!

    • JimH69

      Real easy to say from behind your bong. If they could, quite a few dead friends, family members, and cops could tell you about folks who seemed “no threat to anyone”.

      • Nona

        Real easy to say with that guy Fawkes mask and no real name. Seriously dude, it got what it wanted, it was going to kill itself anyways, it just wanted an excuse to be a martyr

        • IceTrey

          Which is why the cops should have used less lethal methods to detain her. The British cops seem to be able to do it why can’t ours?

  • jdog777

    well… zhe got what zhe wanted.

  • Nona

    He/She LITERALLY called the police and gave them his/her exact description and called himself/herself an armed intruder intent on killing him/her. So in short, it wanted the Police to kill it and it got what it wanted. It wasn’t going to go one way or another.

  • rdn

    The racist Alt-right, neo-nazi and Klan are lunatics. The racist BLM, LGBT and Alt-left “snowflakes” are delusional. America, don’t let these fringe A-holes ruin our nation. Most of us are in the centre. Like in nature and life – reality is always somewhere in the middle.

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