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Three people were arrested after a vigil erupted into a violent protest at Georgia Tech


Updated September 19, 2017 06:55 AM EDT

Three people were arrested Monday night after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student fatally shot by campus police erupted into a violent protest.

About 50 protesters marched to the campus police department after the vigil. A police vehicle was damaged and two officers suffered minor injuries. One officer was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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Three people were arrested and charged with inciting a riot and battery of an officer, according to university spokesman Lance Wallace.

Police restored order relatively quickly, Wallace said.

Scout Schultz, 21, was killed late Saturday after calling 911 to report an armed and possibly intoxicated suspicious person.

Georgia Tech officials tweeted late Monday night, urging people on campus to stay indoors because of the violent protests that erupted just a day after campus police fatally shot a student.

"Seek shelter in a secure location until further notice," the university tweeted. "Lock all doors and windows."

The alert was issued shortly after a vigil was held to honor the life of 21-year-old Scout Schultz.

A police car was set on fire as a group of protesters marched to the Georgia Tech Police Department on the corner of Hemphill and First avenues, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Schultz was shot and killed outside a campus dormitory early Sunday morning when investigators say he refused to put down a knife and kept moving toward officers.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles told the Associated Press that Schultz placed a 911 call and described an alleged suspicious person who fit Schultz's own physical description.

Miles added that three suicide notes were found in the fourth-year computer engineering student's dorm room.

The student's father, William Schultz, said his son attempted suicide two years ago, but had gone through counseling and seemed to be doing well.

On Monday, Georgia Tech refused to release the 911 call that led to the fatal shooting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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