A terrifying video captures the moment, during a Sunday night fight over noise, a crazy neighbor killed a father and his stepson in cold blood in a Brooklyn apartment hallway.
A man wearing all black is shown in a frightening video obtained by The Post pacing aggressively outside the apartment of his upstairs neighbours on the fourth floor of 1418 Brooklyn Ave., a well-known East Flatbush housing complex where celebrities Michael K. Williams and Barbra Streisand grew up.
A woman leaves the flat and strikes up a conversation with the neighbor, 47-year-old Jason Pass, who was named by police on Tuesday.
A little while later, the woman’s son—who police have identified as 27-year-old Chinwai Mode—joins her. What was said during the exchange is unknown because the video is silent.
A little while later, the neighbor is furiously confronted by Mode’s stepfather, Bladimy Mathurin, a 47-year-old school bus driver, as he storms out of the flat with a pair of scissors.
When his wife tries to pull him away, the father of four bodybuilders pulls her back.
The person dressed in black then draws a revolver and points it at Mathurin, turning the already amusing verbal argument into a terrifying encounter.
Neighbor Fatally Shoots Two Men Over Dispute
When Mathurin notices the gun, he ignores it. After turning around and moving in the direction of his apartment, the neighbor shoots fire, striking Mathurin, causing him to collapse to the ground.
Mode, who was also in the hallway, attempts to flee from the shooter but is hit by many bullets from the neighbor, at least twice of which come after Mode had fallen beside a staircase in a pool of his own blood.
Then, the suspect goes back to Mathurin, who is still conscious but is having difficulty standing, and executes him right there on his doorway. Some of the video has been censored by The Post due to its disturbing content.
After killing the two men, the gunman takes a calm moment to take in the gory scene before hopping into an elevator and running out of sight.
Five bullet pieces and nine.45-caliber shell casings were found in the passageway, according to sources.
Constructed in the 1940s, the expansive 59-building residential complex that saw Sunday’s massacre was formerly called as Vanderveer Estates before changing its name to Flatbush Gardens some decades later.
Stage and screen symbol Many years before the enormous complex fell into ruins and became a haven for criminal activity, Streisand spent her teenage years living in the low-income housing development.
Williams, who is best known for playing Omar Little in the HBO prestige drama “The Wire,” lived in Flatbush Garden for a long time before relocating to make the second season of the popular TV show. In September 2021, at the age of 54, he overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl.
New York Family’s Noise Dispute Turns Deadly
Mathurin and Mode were found dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and body by paramedics who were rushed to the apartment complex in Sunday’s carnage, according to the police.
Marie Delille, Mathurin’s irate spouse, claimed that her family, who are originally from Haiti, has been embroiled in a protracted legal battle about noise with their neighbor downstairs for years.
According to Joseph Kenny, Chief of Detectives for the New York Police Department, there had been six prior 311 calls regarding noise concerns coming from the alleged shooter’s apartment.
Kenny gave an explanation, “about people walking.” “We found that the upstairs apartment was carpet-free”. It was made of wood. That’s a lot of sound. These calls were made by people going back and forth on foot.
The commander said, “Obviously, we have video of the incident, and I’m sure you’ve seen it.”The criminal’s video message to the family members has gained widespread popularity.
Kenny stated that Pass was arrested once before for robbery in 1992. According to a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision, the accused gunman was employed by the state as a correctional officer at the Sing Sing Correctional Ossining facility from September 2004 to the time of his dismissal in June 2005.
Neighbor Feud Ends in Tragedy
The irate resident started pounding on his ceiling on Sunday night in response to the loud noises that he believed to be coming from Mathurn and Delille’s flat.
Delille claimed that after Mathurin blasted back, the suspect ran upstairs and kicked the family’s front door.
The neighbour’s wife told CBS New York, “This man hates us with every bone in his body.”
Before the culprit opened fire, Mathurin argued with the neighbour and appeared to threaten him with a pair of scissors, as seen on the security footage and verified by the police.
Delille, however, was adamant that her husband wasn’t at fault. “My spouse lacked a rifle or other weaponry. Why did you come shooting my family with a gun? Why would you come to my family tearing them apart with a gun? How come? “Why?” Delille stated, as reported by ABC 7 NY. In front of her 10-year-old daughter, the mother claimed that her neighbor had fired nine shots at her husband and son. According to Delille, who spoke with the publication Gothamist, Mathurin worked two jobs to support their four kids: he drove a school bus during the day and drove for Uber at night. His favorite pastime was bodybuilding.
“He’s a strong man. Despite his frightening appearance, he is not that person. He’s a great man, a family friend said.