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Road Rage in Brooklyn: Off-Duty NYPD Officer Kills Alleged Suspect

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By    |   Tuesday, 05 Jul 2016 09:38 AM

An off-duty New York City police officer shot and killed a man after an alleged attack at an intersection during a road rage incident in Brooklyn on Monday.

According to the New York Post, NYPD officer Wayne Isaacs, 37, shot Delrawn Small, 37, early Monday after Small allegedly left his vehicle and punched Isaacs while he was sitting in his vehicle at a traffic light. Sources told the newspaper that Isaacs was in plain clothes on his way home from a 4 p.m.-midnight shift at the department's 79th Precinct when the incident occurred.

The Post wrote that Small apparently felt Isaacs cut him off at one intersection and allegedly followed the officer's vehicle about seven blocks to Atlantic Avenue and Bradford Street.

Police charged, according to The New York Times, that Small got out of his vehicle, walked to Isaacs' vehicle and began punching him in the head through an open window. Isaacs used his service weapon to shoot Small.

The New York Daily News reported that Small was hit twice in the torso by the gunfire.

Isaacs was taken to Jamaica Hospital Center for minor injuries, according to the New York Times.

Small was reportedly traveling with his girlfriend, Zaquanna Albert, 35, and children at the time of the shooting. The Post reported that Small had been arrested 19 times in the past and had served three prison sentences between 1996 and 2010.

The shooting is currently under investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, according to the New York Daily News.

"These investigations take time; there's a process we go through," New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said, according to The New York Times. "It's much, much too early — that happened about 12 hours ago — to draw any conclusions at this time.

"We are comfortable, based on the preliminary investigation, that it was an apparent road-rage incident that precipitated the events. But as to what exactly occurred during those events, that's what the investigation will seek to determine," Bratton continued.

A source told the New York Daily News that Albert said to investigators that Small had three drinks earlier at a barbecue and angered easily. Albert told authorities that she begged Small not to get out of his car before the shooting.

Police told the Daily News that a video camera recorded when Small left his vehicle to confront Isaacs at the traffic light, but declined to release it publicly.

Albert expressed her feelings in a Monday Facebook post.

"Words can't begin to explain. The pain I feel right now," Albert wrote. "I appreciate all the prayers and well wishes. But my heart aches for this man and my son who will never remember his dad and a great dad he was to my baby."

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