State College, Pa- Additional details on Wednesday afternoon’s officer involved shooting were released in a Pennsylvania State Police search warrant.
In the warrant, State Police say the day before the shooting, the father of the now deceased 29-year-old Osaze Osagie reported to State College Police that his son was missing.
Osagie’s father also told police that his son was acting “erratically“ for a couple of weeks, similar to when he is off his medication. State Police haven’t released if Osagie was on any medication.
But, there are details in the police warrant that reveal what could’ve happened leading up to Wednesday’s shooting.
The warrant says State College Police responded to Osaze Osagie’s apartment after he was seen walking near his apartment complex at 1013 Old Boalsburg Road in State College.
According to the warrant, when officers were in Osagie’s apartment, Osagie confronted them and displayed a knife. Following this, the warrant says police gave several verbal commands to drop the knife but Osagie did not listen and “came after“ the officers.
The warrant says this caused an officer to fire his gun, killing Osagie.
“I want to assure the public that there will be a thorough and complete investigation in this matter. I want to assure the families, community and law enforcement that once that investigation is complete, we will report back fully as to the conclusions that we’ve reached,“ said Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna.
Cantorna says interviews with State College Police will be conducted and items taken from the crime scene will go to the state’s lab for analysis.