Listen to the 911 call in Georgia Tech shooting

9:48 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 Intown Atlanta

The campus police officer who shot and killed a Georgia Tech student Saturday night had just over a year on the force, law enforcement records show.

On Tuesday, the GBI identified the officer as Tyler Beck. He joined Tech’s police force in May 2016, records show. 

Beck was certified by the Georgia Peace Officer and Standards Training Council (POST) but had not undergone Crisis Intervention Training, which trains police on how to handle mentally ill suspects.

Meanwhile, authorities released the 911 call made by Scout Schultz that set the wheels in motion for the confrontation.

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Schultz, who attempted suicide two years ago using a belt as a makeshift noose, made a 911 call reporting a suspicious individual carrying a knife and possibly a gun. The GBI said Monday they found three suicide notes in Schultz’s room

(Georgia Tech Police Department Instagram account)
Georgia Tech Campus Police Officer Tyler Beck is shown in this Instagram photo. 

Four officers, including Beck, responded initially, engaging Schultz, who was armed only with a multi-purpose tool that included a small blade. It was not extended. And there was no gun. 

Police ordered the campus activist to drop the pocket knife. In a video capturing the incident Schultz can be heard responding, “Shoot me!” Schultz also ignored officer’s commands to stand in place, moving slowly towards the four officers who surrounded the Lilburn native. 

Roughly 20 feet separated them when Beck fired his gun. The bullet landed in Schultz’s chest. Thirty minutes later, Schultz was pronounced dead.

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Read more about the officer Tyler Beck, his background and training, and find out more about the Crisis Intervention Training taken by some state officers at myAJC.com.

Scout Schultz was shot and killed on Saturday at Georgia Tech.
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