Allegedly armed man shot by NYPD officers faces drug, weapons charges

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PROSPECT LEFFERTS GARDENS, Brooklyn – Authorities say 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.

The New York Police Department says Paul Mathurin has been charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and menacing.

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

A 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene.

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

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