Off-duty cop who killed Delrawn Small indicted on murder charges

A city cop was indicted Monday on second-degree murder charges in the road-rage shooting death of driver Delrawn Small, who was killed in a July 4 confrontation with the off-duty officer, sources said.

The cop, Wayne Isaacs, will be charged Tuesday, a day after a grand jury handed up the indictment to state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who — under a new law — acts as a special prosecutor in matters involving police shootings.

This is the first case in which Schneiderman is prosecuting a cop for killing a civilian since Gov. Cuomo issued a July 2015 executive order empowering the attorney general to prosecute the cases.

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Isaacs, 37, did not testify before the grand jury.

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Prosecutors said Isaacs gunned down Small, also 37, in front of the victim’s girlfriend and three children during a confrontation on Atlantic Ave. in East New York, Brooklyn.

A witness said the rapidly escalating confrontation began when Small, driving a 2016 Kia, was cut off by Isaacs shortly after the cop’s 4 p.m.-midnight shift had come to an end.

Police said Small, of Cypress Hills, chased Isaacs’ vehicle.

NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who allegedly shot Delrawn Small, arrives at his arraignment in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
NYPD Officer Wayne Isaacs, who allegedly shot Delrawn Small, arrives at his arraignment in Brooklyn on Tuesday. (ANTHONY DELMUNDO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)
A surveillance video captured Small, who was two cars behind Isaacs, exiting his vehicle when both had reached a red light.

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Seconds after Small approached Isaacs’ car at Atlantic Ave. and Bradford St., the cop is seen shooting the victim from inside his vehicle, the video shows.

Isaacs had initially claimed to police that he opened fire because Small had punched him in the face at least twice — an allegation the video does not support. Small was shot twice in the torso.


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