‘Irrational' Man Shot By Police Faces Drug, Weapons Charges: NYPD

A 31-year-old man shot in the hip by police on a street in Brooklyn over the weekend is facing drug and weapons offenses, authorities said.

The NYPD said Paul Mathurin has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing.

Investigators said they encountered Mathurin in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on Sunday and ordered him not to move. Police said the armed man ignored the officers' orders and was acting irrationally. The three officers fired a total of 12 rounds, striking Mathurin once in the hip.

A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

Several witnesses told police Mathurin was screaming and shouting at people while flashing his weapon in a “menacing manner.” Additionally, witnesses told police he had fired the weapon and had been showing “total irrational behavior.”

It's unclear if Mathurin has an attorney who could comment on the charges.

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