Balcony-climbing burglar stabs man to death in Queens

The NYPD is investigating a bizarre murder in Queens when a home invasion ended with a man stabbed to death.

According to police, 35-year-old Yang Zhang climbed the balcony of a home on 57th Road early Sunday morning, breaking into an apartment on the third floor. 

That's when authorities say he repeatedly stabbed 41-year-old Yat Wong, killing him.

According to reports, Wong's wife was inside the apartment at the time but ran out when Zhang broke in. Neighbors said they heard what sounded like screams from inside the home. 

When police arrived around 2 a.m., they say they allegedly found Zhang and had to shock him with a taser in order to subdue him.

Wong was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

Police say it is unclear if the two men knew each other.

Zhang is being charged with second-degree murder, burglary, and criminal possession of a weapon.