- Associated Press - Saturday, March 25, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a Baltimore police officer and a man he fatally shot in an incident during which two young children were threatened with a butcher knife.

Police on Saturday identified the dead man as 39-year-old Reno Joseph Owens, a homeless man with no fixed address.

Officer Zachary Wein, 14-year veteran assigned to the SWAT team, has been placed on administrative duty.

Authorities have said a Baltimore family called police Friday morning to report that Owens was holding a knife to a 1-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl at a home where he had spent the previous night.

Relatives told officers Owens was on drugs and had barricaded himself inside a bedroom with the children.



Police say Owens was shot after he refused to drop the knife.

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