Georgia Tech police 'over-reacted in fatal shooting of student'
The lawyer for the family of a student killed by Georgia Tech police has said the officer who fired the fatal shot over-reacted.
Campus police killed 21-year-old Scout Schultz, who they claim was advancing on officers with a knife.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Schultz refused to put down the knife and kept moving toward officers early on Sunday outside a dormitory.
Attorney Chris Stewart told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution he thinks Schultz was having a mental breakdown and did not know what to do.
Mr Stewart and the student's family have scheduled a news conference for later on Monday.
WSB-TV reported the weapon involved, still on the ground when its news crew arrived, appeared to be a "metal, flip-open, multi-tool knife".
Schultz was president of Pride Alliance at Georgia Tech.
Authorities have not identified the officer who shot him.