State College, Pa- The man who was shot and killed by a State College Police officer Wednesday afternoon was identified as 29-year-old Osaze Osagie from State College.
Osagie was pronounced dead at the scene by Centre County Coroner Scott Sayers.
The shooting took place in Osagie’s below ground apartment room located at 1013 Old Boalsburg Road.
WTAJ is still waiting to hear from Pennsylvania State Police investigators on what led up to the shooting.
Late Wednesday evening, there was still a strong police presence at the Marvin Gardens Apartment Complex in State College. Earlier in the day, at approximatley 1:45 p.m. State College Police confronted Osagie at his apartment to serve him a mental health warrant.
“During the course of this attempted service, officers were involved in the shooting that resulted in death,” State College Police Chief John Gardner said at a Wednesday press conference.
One tenant, who lives in the same main complex as Osagie, was home when the shooting took place.
“I was actually napping through the entire thing, but then my friend called and asked me what happened. He saw the streets closed off, asked me how I was, so I looked outside the window and saw a bunch of police cars,” said Alonzo.
Alonzo told WTAJ he never saw any “red flags” with Osagie
“Passing by, he seemed like a normal person. I wouldn’t expect him to be up to anything special to attract so much attention,” Alonzo said.
In reference to the shooting, he added: “It’s been on my mind all day. It’s been pretty heavy. I feel uncomfortable here.”
This is the second shooting in State College in eight weeks. Shocking news to many in a town that’s typically regarded as one of the safest in the nation.
“This is indeed a sad and tragic day in State College. Our thoughts, our sympathies are with the victim’s family, and also we continue to keep the officers families in our thoughts and prayers as well,” said State College Borough Manager Tom Fountaine.
PA State Police cleared the scene of the shooting Wednesday night just before 10:00 p.m. They told WTAJ this is a “very complex and lengthy investigation”. Until the investigation concludes, the officer that shot Osagie is on administrative leave, as per SC Police Dept. policy.