63-year-old knife-wielding man fatally shot by police in Brooklyn

A 63-year-old man was killed in a police-involved shooting after he approached officers with a knife inside a Brooklyn home, officers say. 



The incident happened Tuesday night on East 99th Street in Canarsie around 9:30 p.m., police say. Cops responded to a home where there was an emotionally disturbed man. 



They say James Owens was carrying a large kitchen knife and refused to put it down after officers ordered him to. 



Police say Owens advanced toward them, and one of the officers used a stun gun on him.



However, the stun gun had no effect on Owens, and police say a second officer shot him.



He was transported to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead.



No officers were injured in the incident. 


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