A new video has emerged of the moment Georgia Tech student Scout Schultz was fatally shot last month by a campus police officer.
The recording was tweeted out by a lawyer for the slain 21-year-old student’s parents, who told local media it showed the officer was in the wrong.
The nearly 30-second recording, taken on a student’s cellphone, shows three campus police officers in a semi-circle with guns drawn.
Tyler Beck, the cop who shot Schultz, is believed to be the middle of the three officers, holding a flashlight toward something initially in the camera’s view.
Before the camera pans left, another officer to Beck’s right is seen taking a step back.
“What’s striking about it is the officer to (Beck’s) right is stepping back,” L. Charles Stewart, the lawyer for Schultz’s parents, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “(The other officer) was doing what you’re supposed to do.”
“All of the other officers are de-escalating,” he said.
That’s when Schultz — who officials said was carrying a utility tool with a small blade on it — appears slowly walking toward the officers.
“(Beck) should’ve definitely seen he wasn’t holding a knife,” Stewart told the newspaper. “This video is devastating for Georgia Tech.”
Schultz ignored several calls to stop walking, and at one point told officers, “Shoot me.”
A single gunshot goes off as Schultz is struck in the chest, tumbling to the ground.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died of the gunshot wound.
Schultz called 911 before the ill-fated confrontation to warn of a dangerous, possibly drunk person on campus — who was brandishing a knife and possibly had a gun.
Beck, 23, joined Georgia Tech’s police force last year.
He received nearly 500 hours of training in 2016, along with 64 this year, but hadn’t undergone crisis intervention training to help handle people with behavioral issues.
Schultz — who identified as as bisexual, nonbinary and intersex — was active in LGBTQ causes and prefered the “they/their” pronounes.
The shooting prompted outrage on the campus, with students protesting Schultz’s death — leading to a burned police car and two wounded officers.
A Georgia Tech official told the Journal Constitution the school couldn’t enter into mediation because the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still probing the case.
Stewart told the newspaper Schultz’s family plans to file a civil lawsuit against the college soon.