A Brooklyn man suspected of shooting his neighbors over a noise complaint has been shot and killed by police following a standoff, police said.
Bladimy Mathurin, 47, and his stepson Chinwai Mode, 27, were shot dead on Sunday after a noise disturbance was reported to a neighbor with whom they had been feuding for four years.
Her neighbor and suspected shooter, Jason Pass, 47, fled after the shooting.
He was shot by police Wednesday morning after a standoff and was taken to the hospital after the shooting; his condition is unknown.
Police said Pass barricaded himself in a home in Bath Beach as the NYPD and U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest him.
The horror unfolded before the eyes of Mathurin’s wife, who saw both her husband and her son killed in cold blood. Jason Pass is currently missing
According to the New York Post, the shooting occurred on the fourth floor of a well-known East Flatbush apartment complex where Barbra Streisand and late The Wire star Michael K. Williams grew up.
The haunting footage begins with a man dressed in black pacing angrily in the hallway outside an apartment. While the man is pacing back and forth, a woman in sweatpants and a tank top comes out of an apartment and the situation escalates.
The woman is quickly joined by the man, later identified by police as her son Chinwai Mode, 27.
Since the video has no sound, it’s unclear exactly what the neighbors’ back and forth entails.
When the situation seems to be getting worse, mother and son are joined a few moments later by Mathurin, who angrily confronts the neighbor and appears to be brandishing a pair of scissors.
His wife tries to stop him from the confrontation, but Mathurin – reportedly an amateur bodybuilder and father of four – pushes her away.
At that moment, the neighbor pulls a gun out of his jacket and immediately aims it at Mathurin.
Although he appears to acknowledge the gun, he dismisses it and turns to walk back to his door. The neighbor, supposedly Passport, then starts shooting, hitting Mathurin, who immediately falls to the ground.
The stepson, who was in the hallway and saw Mathurin fall to the ground, tries to escape from the shooter but is unsuccessful and is shot several times before collapsing motionless in a pool of blood near the stairs.
Pass then allegedly turns his attention back to Mathurin, who was having difficulty standing up at that moment. He shoots him like an execution right in front of his door.
The man who allegedly slaughtered two people looks around the bloody hallway and then calmly waits for the elevator to take him down the stairs before fleeing the scene.
According to the post, nine shell casings were recovered from the scene.
On October 28, the neighbor began knocking on the ceiling because of the alleged loud noises coming from Mathurin and Delille’s apartment.
Mathurin responded by hitting back, prompting the neighbor to leap up the stairs and kick the family’s front door, according to the grieving widow.
“This man hates us with every bone in his body,” Delille said.
A woman who claimed to be the alleged shooter’s older sister said that Mathurin and his family had threatened her mother and brother before the incident.
“What happened on Sunday was self-defense. (They shouted) “We will kill you! We hate you!” on numerous occasions. “If we go out and they come in or get in their vehicle, that’s what they told us,” she said.
“They tried to attack my sibling,” the sister said. “My brother just didn’t go upstairs just to kill her.” “We’re not problematic people.”
She claims Pass went upstairs to talk to the family about the noise and didn’t attack first.
The NYPD said Pass had called 311 to his upstairs neighbors six times since March 2022 to complain. Delille revealed that this feud had been going on for four years.
CBS also revealed that numerous complaints had been registered with the building management, but neither party was able to reach an agreement.
Marie Delille, Bladimy Mathurin’s widow, told CBS that her husband was not armed with a weapon at the time of the altercation.
Delille said, “My husband had no gun, no gun.” Why did you bring a gun to shoot my family? Why would you bring a gun to tear my family apart? Why? Why?
“Justice must be done for me.”