PENN HILLS, Pa. — Bodycam footage of a July police-involved shooting in Penn Hills was released Thursday by the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office.
Onaje Dickinson, 20, was shot and killed by police after he fired at an officer. The shooting happened while police were investigating a homicide.
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Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala released the findings of the investigation along with the bodycam footage. He said Dickinson was hiding in a home’s basement when he fired three shots as officers opened the door to a storage area.
"I don't have to explain what happened. You guys can see it, the public can see it and, quite frankly, that's what a jury wants to do," the DA said.
One officer tripped and fell, likely saving him from Dickinson’s shots.
"If he doesn't trip and lose elevation. If he's still stationary, he's probably dead," Zappala said.
Watch the video above to see the tense moments on camera.
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