Police ID suspect who shot and killed Brooklyn neighbors over noise complaint

Victim in Brooklyn double homicide wheeled out by medical examiner's office
Medical Examiner’s office personnel wheel out the body of one of two men shot to death in Brooklyn on Oct. 29, 2023.
Photo by Lloyd Mitchell

Police on Tuesday identified the man they say fatally shot two of his neighbors over the weekend for walking on uncarpeted flooring above his Brooklyn apartment.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Joseph Kenny said the department is searching for 47-year-old Jason Pass. Kenny said they believe Pass is the man who gunned down his neighbors on Sunday night in the hallway of their East Flatbush building.

Law enforcement sources said the two victims — 47-year-old Bladimy Mathurin and her 27-year-old stepson Mode Chinwai — were shot in the head and torso. 

Chief Kenny said he believes the victims were slaughtered due to an ongoing feud over noise. Pass apparently lived below the victims and was allegedly aggravated over the sound of footsteps on the wooden floor above, with the conflict dating back to March 2022.

“Based on our investigation we found that there were six previous 311 calls,” Chief Kenny explained. “The perpetrator confronts the family members [and] they get into a physical altercation in the hallway where the two victims are subsequently shot.”

Chief Kenny told amNewYork Metro that there were no previous reports of physicality between the neighbors until things got deadly. 

Pass, who was arrested once for robbery in 1992, is currently on the lam, with the US Marshal Service and Regional Fugitive Task Force on the task.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.