A store surveillance video appears to show a NYPD officer almost immediatedly shooting another motorist who approached his car in Brooklyn early in the morning of the 4th of July.
Reports Monday, just after the shooting, had police sources calling this a road-rage incident, in which 37-year-old Delrawn Small became furious when he thought NYPD Officer Wayne Isaac had cut him off. Small, driving with his girlfriend, their infant daughter and her teenage daughter, then chased after Isaac for seven blocks before jumping out of his car to Isaac's and brutally pummeling the out-of-uniform officer, according to those sources, forcing the cop to pull his service revolver and open fire. Small, those same sources noted, had a 19-arrest-long rap sheet.
“The officer was being assaulted and there was no opportunity for him to de-escalate the situation when someone ran across the street and attacked him. He’s a victim, trapped in his vehicle,” one police source said.
But the video published in the New York Post Friday evening shows something very different: Small approaching Isaacs' car on foot and Isaacs shooting almost immediately, with Small collapsing to the street between two cars. Isaacs then exits his car and stands over Small's body, before walking back to his own car.