Georgia Tech Pride Alliance
Scout Schultz, 21, was shot to death in a confrontation with campus police.

Protest over police shooting of Georgia Tech student turns violent

Sept. 19, 2017
Police say 3 people were arrested after patrol car was set on fire; 2 officers were treated for minor injuries.

Protesters at Georgia Tech upset about the fatal shooting by police of a student over the weekend turned violent Monday night as a patrol car was set on fire on the Atlanta campus.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that two police officers received minor injuries.

Three people were charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer. It was not immediately clear if they were students at Georgia Tech.

The evening began with a peaceful vigil to remember Scout Schultz, a 21-year-old engineering student from Lilburn who was shot by a campus police officer late Saturday night.

About 50 students left the vigil and began to march toward the university's police headquarters.

Georgia Tech then tweeted that students should “shelter in place” because of “violent protests on campus.” Officers from the Atlanta Police and nearby Georgia State University were called in to to assist Georgia Tech police.

Schultz, who was president of the Georgia Tech Pride Alliance, was killed during a confrontation with Georgia Tech officers. Police have said Schultz had a knife and refused commands to stop.

But a lawyer for the Schultz family says Schultz was carrying a small utility tool and the blade wasn’t out.

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