Homicide Charges Filed in Deadly Shooting in Wayne County

By Eric Deabill | edeabill@pahomepage.com

Published 06/23 2014 05:51PM

Updated 06/23 2014 07:30PM

South Canaan Township, Wayne County-Homicide charges were filed Monday afternoon against a man who allegedly shot-and-killed his niece Friday morning in Wayne County.

State police believe the deadly shooting was all because of a $20 bag of heroin.

Court papers indicate the 20-year-old victim went to the suspect's home to confront him about heroin that she had previously bought from him.

That's when witnesses claim Louis Ogden got out his gun, pointed it at the victim and pulled the trigger.

Ogden said nothing as he was led out of the Wayne County Courthouse shortly before 3:30 PM Monday.

The 51-year-old had just been charged with criminal homicide for the death of his niece, Rebecca Pisall, who was shot in the head Friday morning.

It happened at Ogden's home on Daniels Road in South Canaan Township.

Pisall died on Saturday.

"We don't know if family history plays into the investigation at all, what we know is she went to that house, she started something about a bag of heroin that she had bought for $20 and the result is, is that Louis Ogden shot her in the head," Wayne County District Attorney Janine Edwards said.

District Attorney Janine Edwards says five people were either in the house or around it at the time of the shooting.

They have all been identified.

According to investigators, the home where the shooting took place had been on the radar of the Wayne County Drug Task Force.

"Information had been given to us, however it was our understanding that the shooter was not residing there currently at this time and he had only recently, within days, had come back to that residence," Edwards said.

One witness told investigators that the victim, Rebecca Pisall, demanded that Ogden be woken up while he was sleeping on a couch.

When Ogden got up, the witness claims Ogden got his gun and approached the victim with the gun raised and shot, all while the 20-year-old only said, "I just want my money back."

When interviewed by state police, Ogden said he only pointed the gun at his 20-year-old niece to "scare her."

Ogden is locked-up tonight without bail in Wayne County.

The Wayne County District Attorney has not made a decision on whether or not to seek the death penalty in this case.

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