NYPD officer charged with 2nd-degree murder in apparent Brooklyn road rage shooting

CYPRESS HILLS, Brooklyn (WABC) -- An NYPD officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in an apparent road rage dispute that was caught on camera in Brooklyn earlier this year was charged with second-degree murder Tuesday.

Officer Wayne Isaacs, 37, appeared in Brooklyn Criminal Court, pleaded not guilty and was ordered held on $500,000 bail.

PBA attorney Steve Worth said efforts are underway to raise the money, and he hopes to have the officer out by the end of the day but is unsure if that will happen.

Delrawn Small, 46, was fatally shot at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Bradford Street in East New York on July 4.

His wife, 46-year-old Delrawn Small, reacted Monday to news of the indictment.

"I want justice for my husband, and the officer to spend the rest of his life in jail," she said.

Isaacs was a police officer in the 79th Precinct and was off-duty at the time.

This fatal shooting will be prosecuted by the state attorney general's office instead of the Brooklyn DA, due to an executive order by Governor Andrew Cuomo to have a special prosecutor handle cases involving police officers and unarmed civilians.

"I think it's important to note, we have pictures of the truth," attorney Sandford Rubenstein said. "We have video that shows what happened here."

Authorities believe the officer and victim, a father of three, may have been engaged in a road rage incident for several blocks.

A video shows Small approach the officer's car at a red light, then stumble away after being shot.

"He was easygoing, loved children, family, wife," Wenona Small said.

She is now suing the city for $25 million.
Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.