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.