State College, Pa- WTAJ has new details about Wednesday’s officer involved shooting.
This includes information from a Pennsylvania State Police search warrant.
The warrant says the father of the now deceased Osaze Osagie reported to State College Police that his son was acting “erratic“, similar to when Osagie’s off his medication.
The warrant also says that Osagie “came after“ police with a knife, and when he didn’t drop the knife (after being ordered to do so) he was shot and killed by an officer.
The warrant lists items that State Police seized from Osagie’s kitchen, inside his apartment.
-Three 9mm bullet casings
-One yellow taser, and other parts of a taser including a taser cartridge.
-Five bullet fragments
-A Weis receipt
-Two prescription bottles with pills inside
It’s reported that all shots fired at Osagie were from one male State College police officer. Police were at Osagie’s apartment Wednesday to serve a mental health warrant. Thursday, Centre County District Attorney Bernie Cantorna defined a mental health warrant, and what it means for law enforcement.
“A mental health warrant is when someone has threatened themselves and others with serious bodily injury. So there’s always that increased risk. There’s always a risk to the individuals involved… so that’s the nature of the warrant that was being served,“ Cantorna said.
All evidence from Osagie’s apartment was taken to the state’s lab for analysis. There’s no exact timeline for when a determination on this case will be made.
“It will not be until that process is complete where we can reach conclusions on what occurred, the use of force, and the appropriateness of that use of force,“ said Cantorna.
He added: “We want to make sure this is accurate and done right. We also want to make sure we’re transparent and complete to the public so that we can evaluate what occurred here.“