A Brooklyn man was formally hit with murder charges a week after allegedly killing a rival during a shootout, police reported.

Authorities said Christopher Mackins, 30, of Riverdale Avenue was wounded in the shootout with Russel Hazelton, 29, in front of an apartment house at 44 Lewis Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 5:15 a.m. on Sept. 16.

Sources familiar with the investigation said that Mackins allegedly got into a dispute with Hazelton, who lived on Vernon Avenue, at the location moments before the gunfight erupted. 

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