Police stated that they responded to a 911 call by a resident of the home for "a violent disturbance."
According to a statement released by Police Chief Gerald Gill Jr., officers arriving at the scene "were confronted by a 6-foot-4 inch, 275-pound ... male out of control and assaulting another adult male occupant of the home."Koscielniak became unresponsive after being put on an ambulance gurney. He was proclaimed dead upon arrival at the local hospital.
"An eventual use by the officers of an electronic control device did not control the man's violence," the statement said. "While the officers were in the process of restraining the man for purposes of ambulance transport to the hospital for a mental health evaluation, he continued to fight with them."