THE SHOOTING -"Schultz, a fourth-year computer engineering student at the school, was shot Saturday night after police responded to a 911 call at 11:17 p.m., with the caller reporting a suspicious person on campus. The caller said the person -- described as a white male with long blond hair, white T-shirt and blue jeans, possibly intoxicated -- was holding a knife and possibly a gun.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Schultz made that 911 call.Cell phone video shows the officer repeatedly yelling at Schultz to put the knife down and not move.In the video, after Schultz takes a few steps forward, an officer opens fire.Three suicide notes were found in Schultz's dorm room, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.No gun was found at the scene and the only knife found was one inside a multipurpose tool, the GBI said.........
Looks like a classic case of 'suicide by cop', which is really sad. Georgia Tech doesn't accept dummies as students, and this kid had a 3.9 GPA. Even so, people like this can also have demons raging inside them that others can't comprehend. I feel bad for all parties involved in this tragic episode. Like so many police shootings, things got out of hand and sidetracked in a manner which resulted in another senseless death.
What's really upsetting is the victims are either mentally incapacitated or drunk or high when these incidents occur. Generally speaking, I empathize with the police, but at the same time, I cannot believe there aren't other ways to subdue a 'problem' citizen without resulting in that citizen's death. I also can't believe stuff like this keeps happening across the country. Is nothing being done at all, or is it media under-reporting on cities that are having success combatting police shootings of people, many of whom are unarmed?
Another incident happened...this time in Oklahoma City. The victim was deaf. But, he was also said to be holding a metal pipe at the time of the shooting.