Shocking video shows the moment NYPD cops shot dead the suspect wanted for the execution-style slaying of his two neighbors as he lunged at arresting officers with a knife.
The 10-second footage shows the attempted arrest Wednesday morning in Brooklyn’s Bath Beach neighborhood, where police pulled over Jason Pass, 47 after a license plate reader got a hit on his tags.
Pass was sought for the caught-on-camera hallway executions of 47-year-old school bus driver Bladimy Mathurin and his 27-year-old stepson, Chinwai Mode, during an argument over noise Sunday.
In the video, at least eight uniformed officers surround the suspect on a quiet residential street, most with their guns drawn and aimed at Pass.
A few moments later, the former correction officer turned fugitive charges at the cops, who immediately opened fire while retreating.
Pass then collapses to the ground mortally wounded.
The standoff came after NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell said the suspect had “jumped out of his car with a knife in his hands and took off running.”
Cops spoke with Pass for about 15 minutes, trying to talk him down, with the suspect “basically saying that’s happening today is not going to end well,” according to Chell.
Witnesses who spoke to The Post corroborated the NYPD’s account, saying that the officers were seen trying to talk Pass into surrendering peacefully for about 15 minutes.
“It looked like he was crying. He put his hands on his forehead a few times. And then they started yelling,” one woman said.
Another witness reported hearing the officers repeatedly ordering Pass to “drop the knife.”
Pass then broke into a sprint toward the armed cops while brandishing a 6-inch blade, Chell told reporters.
“He didn’t give us a choice,” the chief added. “[Our officers] did everything he could to neutralize this person and get that knife out of his hand.”
Pass was taken to a hospital, where he died after suffering three gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the right leg.
The suspect’s apparent suicide-by-cop came three days after police said he shot and killed his two upstairs neighbors at their Flatbush Gardens apartment complex, as seen in a grisly hallway surveillance video.
Mathurin’s widow claimed Pass hated her family and frequently complained about noise coming from their apartment.
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