Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz shot dead by police

University police in the US state of Georgia have shot and killed an LGBT student activist, sparking an inquiry.

Police encountered Scout Schultz, 21, outside a campus dormitory in Atlanta after a call about “a person with a knife and a gun” late on Saturday.

Video shows Schultz refusing to obey police commands, and advancing on them. A family lawyer said Schultz was holding a closed multi-tool.

The student’s parents said police should not have used lethal force.

“Why did you have to shoot?” the victim’s father said at an emotional news conference on Monday. “That’s the question, I mean that’s the only question that matters right now. Why did you kill my son?”

What happened to Schultz?

In a video filmed by a fellow student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Schultz is pictured outside the entrance to a parking garage and can be heard saying “Shoot me!” several times while walking towards the officers.

“Drop the knife, man, come on” a police officer responds.

“Nobody wants to hurt you” another says, before one officer eventually opens fire, hitting Schultz in the chest.

Schultz did not appear to be holding a gun, investigators said, despite what had initially been reported to police.

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In this Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, photo, police officers take Orion Krause, covered in a white sheet, to a police vehicle in Groton, Mass. The 22-year-old recent Oberlin College graduate and jazz drummer from Maine will face murder charges Monday in the slayings of four adults found at a Massachusetts home.

A recent college graduate accused of killing his mother, grandparents and a caregiver was described Monday as a good friend and talented jazz musician who showed no signs that he was troubled.

Orion Krause, who was charged in the slayings, was ordered Monday to be sent to Bridgewater State Hospital pending a competency hearing. After the killings Friday, a neighbor said the 22-year-old Oberlin College graduate from Rockport, Maine, showed up naked and muddy at his home in Groton, about 40 miles northwest of Boston, and said he “just murdered four people.”

A longtime friend of Krause’s said he was shocked, calling him a great student and phenomenal musician who was well-liked by everyone. Wolfgang Boegel said he played basketball with Krause just two weeks ago and everything seemed normal.

“This is the most devastating news I’ve ever heard in my entire life,” said Boegel, 22, who now lives in Portland, Maine. “I was in complete disbelief. I didn’t think it was real at first.”

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