After a noise complaint, police officers shoot and kill a Brooklyn man suspected of opening fire on and killing neighbors – a father and a stepson

Police fatally shot a Brooklyn man early Wednesday who was suspected of opening fire on and killing his apartment neighbors – a father and stepson – over the weekend after the suspect complained about noise.

What are the details?

New York police stopped a vehicle driven by 47-year-old Jason Pass on Bay 44th St. in Brooklyn when Pass got out of the vehicle with a knife and began running away, police said said WNBC-TV.

After a pursuit and confrontation with Pass – as well as a negotiation – police told the station that the suspect lunged at the officers with the knife, at which point police opened fire.

“He gave us no choice,” NYPD Chief John Chell told WNBC. “He decided to attack the officers and force them to protect themselves.”

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Police said Pass was shot four times – three times in the chest and once in his right leg – and was still alive when he was taken to NYU Langone Hospital in Brooklyn, where he later died, the station reported.

Several officers also went to the hospital for treatment of ringing in their ears after the shooting, WNBC said.

A license plate reader identified the vehicle that was passing and led to the traffic stop, police at the station added.

Police officials said they were investigating a theory that Pass was a former correctional officer.

The suspect was a former state law enforcement officer

Gothamist said The New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision confirmed that Pass served as a correctional officer at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining from September 2004 until his release in June 2005.

Citing a year 2005 New York Daily News story, Gothamist said Pass was arrested while off-duty after he allegedly pointed a gun at two plainclothes police officers, shouted profanities, and honked and tailgated them in their unmarked car. Pass was charged with menacing and reckless endangerment, Gothamist said.

Prison spokesman Thomas Mailey told Gothamist he could not confirm the reason for Pass’s firing because relevant employee records had been destroyed after a mandatory retention period of seven years.

What led to the fatal shootings?

The New York Post reported that it has obtained video – which has no sound – showing a man dressed in dark clothing standing at the end of a fourth-floor landing and hallway in an apartment complex at 1418 Brooklyn Ave. in East Flatbush.

The man wearing dark clothing – who police identified as Passport – was seen in the clip talking to a woman in the hallway, the newspaper said, adding that the woman’s son – identified as the 27-year-old Chinwai Mode – joined her in the hallway.

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Soon, the clip shows Mode’s stepfather — 47-year-old Bladimy Mathurin — leaving and landing in an apartment across the hall, the Post reported.

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Mathurin – holding a pair of scissors in his right hand – walks towards the neighbor and holds the sharp end of the scissors just inches from the neighbor’s face as the two argue.

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According to the newspaper, the clip soon shows the woman – identified in the newspaper as Mathurin’s wife – trying to pull away Mathurin, identified in the newspaper as a bus driver and bodybuilder.

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After Mathurin and his wife apparently argued, the post said the neighbor pulled out a gun and pointed it at Mathurin.

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The paper states that Mathurin sees the gun but deflects it before turning away from the neighbor and appearing to walk back to the apartment at the other end of the hallway.

The post said the neighbor opened fire and shot Mathurin, who fell to the ground.

The following video does not show how the shots are fired or what happens afterwards:

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The newspaper said Mode tried to escape, but the neighbor fired several shots at him, including at least two after he collapsed near the stairwell.

The neighbor then returned to Mathurin, who was struggling to stand, the Post reported, adding that the neighbor shot Mathurin “execution-style” in the doorway of Mathurin’s apartment.

The shooter then got into an elevator and fled, the newspaper said.

Paramedics called to the scene found Mathurin and Mode dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and torso, police told the Post.

Mathurin’s wife, Marie Delille, said her family had argued with the neighbor over noise for years, the Post reported.

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Laura Coffey

Laura Coffey is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Laura Coffey joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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