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Dad, stepson shot to death in Brooklyn apartment hallway; shooter is reportedly downstairs neighbor who was upset over noise before argument ensued
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Dad, stepson shot to death in Brooklyn apartment hallway; shooter is reportedly downstairs neighbor who was upset over noise before argument ensued

A father and his stepson were shot to death in a Brooklyn apartment hallway Sunday night, the New York Post reported, adding that the shooter is a downstairs neighbor who was upset over noise before an argument ensued.

What are the details?

The Post said it obtained video — which has no sound — showing a man dressed in dark clothing and standing at the end of a stairwell landing and hallway on the fourth floor of the apartment complex at 1418 Brooklyn Ave. in East Flatbush.

The man in dark clothing — whom police identified as 47-year-old Jason Pass — is seen on the clip speaking to a woman in the hallway, the paper said, adding that the woman's son — identified as 27-year-old Chinwai Mode — joins her in the hallway.

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Soon the clip shows Mode’s stepfather — 47-year-old Bladimy Mathurin — walking out of an apartment on the far side of the hallway and landing, the Post reported.

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Mathurin — who's holding a pair of scissors in his right hand — walks up to the neighbor and holds the sharp end of the scissors just inches from the neighbor's face as the pair argue.

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The paper said the clip soon shows the woman — whom the paper identified as Mathurin's wife — trying to drag Mathurin away, whom the paper identified as a bus driver and body builder.

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After Mathurin and his wife appeared to argue, the Post said the neighbor pulled out a gun and pointed it at Mathurin.

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The paper said Mathurin saw the gun but waved it off before turning away from the neighbor and appearing to walk back to the apartment on the far end of the hallway.

The Post said the neighbor opened fire and shot Mathurin, who fell to the floor.

The below video doesn't show the shots being fired or what happens afterward:

Shocking moment neighbor executes NYC dad and stepson during argument over noiseyoutu.be

The paper said Mode tried to get away, but the neighbor fired multiple shots at him, including at least two after he had collapsed next to the stairwell.

The neighbor then returned to Mathurin, who was struggling to get up, the Post said, adding that the neighbor shot Mathurin "execution-style" in the doorway of Mathurin's apartment.

The gunman then got on an elevator and fled, the paper said.

What happened next?

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

Sources told the paper that nine .45-caliber shell casings and five bullet fragments were recovered from the hallway.

Mathurin’s wife, Marie Delille, said her family has been in a years-long dispute with the neighbor about noise, the Post said.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny told the paper there had been six previous calls from the alleged shooter’s apartment complaining about noise.

“Basically [about] people walking,” Kenny told the Post. “We come to find that the apartment upstairs didn’t have carpeting. It was a wood floor. So a lot of noise. People walking back and forth generated these calls."

Kenny added to the paper that police have seen the "viral" video of the confrontation.

The Post said the neighbor was banging on his apartment ceiling Sunday night — just above it is the floor of Mathurin and Delille’s apartment — and that Mathurin banged back, which Delille reportedly said resulted in the neighbor rushing upstairs and kicking the family’s front door.

Kenny told the paper that Pass was busted for robbery in 1992.

Family speaks out after dad, son killed in apartmentyoutu.be

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Dave Urbanski

Dave Urbanski

Sr. Editor, News

Dave Urbanski is a senior editor for Blaze News and has been writing for Blaze News since 2013. He has also been a newspaper reporter, a magazine editor, and a book editor. He resides in New Jersey. You can reach him at durbanski@blazemedia.com.
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