Officials: Police shoot, injure armed man in Brooklyn

One man was injured in a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

One man was injured in a police-involved shooting

One man was injured in a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens.

BROOKLYN - One man was injured in a police-involved shooting early Sunday morning in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens section of Brooklyn.

A Shot Spotter gunshot detection system picked up gunfire on Rogers Avenue and Sterling Street around 7:15 a.m. Authorities say that's where they found Paul Mathurin with a firearm.

They say they asked the 31-year-old to stop, and when he didn't, three officers fired 12 rounds, hitting Mathurin in the hip.

Authorities say the man was taken to King County Hospital, and is in stable condition.

Officials say no officers were injured.

Police say they recovered a 9mm handgun, which they say Mathurin used to threaten others before the shooting.

The NYPD says witnesses described Mathurin as acting irrationally, screaming and yelling before the incident.

However, those who know Mathurin, who is known in the neighborhood as "Smoky," say they find the allegations hard to believe. One friend described him to News 12 as a "good guy."

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

At least seven alleged gang member were arrested 1 7 arrested after gang takedown in the Bronx
The incident happened on Feb. 17, on Burnside 2 Man accused of robbing livery driver in the Bronx
Police say Keith Wright was escorted out of 3 Bronx bishop faces assault charge
National Be Humble Day encourages people to go 4 Word on the Street: Be Humble Day
5 VIDEO: NY Doll Collection showcases new line of dolls for spring

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE