Brooklyn, NY (NYPD) — On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at approximately 7:00 a.m., Police Officer Santiago and Police Officer Nicholas Brush were on routine patrol in the vicinity of Bay 44th Street and Cropsey Avenue, in a marked NYPD vehicle equipped with a license plate reader. At that time, while traveling on Bay 44th Street, the officers were alerted by the license plate reader that they passed a black 2022 Honda HRV that was being sought in connection with a double homicide. Police Officer Santiago and Police Officer Brush confirmed that the Honda HRV was the same vehicle involved in the double homicide. Upon approach on foot, the officers discovered that the vehicle was occupied by 47-year-old Jason Pass, who was seated in the driver seat.
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The officers conversed with Pass for several minutes while they continued to investigate the wanted vehicle. As the officers conducted their investigation, Pass exited the vehicle and began to flee on foot. As he fled, Pass brandished a knife. Police Officer Santiago and Police Officer Brush pursued Pass on foot for approximately half a block. During this time, Police Officer Cardieri, Police Officer Iversen, Police Officer Massoni, Police Officer Terranova, and additional officers arrived at the scene. The officers ordered Pass to stop and drop his knife. However, he ran towards the officers while brandishing his knife, before retreating to the front of 187 Bay 44th Street where he remained. The officers conversed with Pass for approximately 28 minutes, during which time they repeatedly asked him to disarm himself and surrender. However, Pass refused and charged at the officers while brandishing his knife.
As a result, five Police Officers assigned to patrol in the 60th Precinct and attired in uniform, discharged a total of 17 shots from their service firearms. Police Officer Santiago discharged two shots from his service firearm; Police Officer Cardieri discharged five shots from his service firearm; Police Officer Iversen discharged four shots from his service firearm; Police Officer Massoni discharged one shot from his service firearm; and Police Officer Terranova discharged five shots from his service firearm. Pass was struck by the gunfire and fell to the ground. He transported via ambulance to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where he was pronounced deceased. The subject’s knife was recovered at the scene of the incident during this investigation.
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