The Latest Update on Delrawn Smalls's Murder by Off-Duty Cop

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The Latest Update on Delrawn Smalls's Murder by Off-Duty Cop

Delrawn Smalls's family vows to get justice by any means necessary.

Published July 6, 2016

The family of Delrawn Smalls, a Brooklyn man who was shot dead by an off-duty cop during a road-rage incident, is demanding justice for the death of their loved one. The family has even gone so far as to say that if the District Attorney's office fails to press charges against the cop, they will take the law into their own hands and "hunt him down" themselves.

Zoe Dempsey, the 23-year-old niece of Smalls said, "We will seek our justice" and get violent if necessary.

"This is war. I'm from Brooklyn. This is our neighborhood," Dempsey said. The family directs their anger to Officer Wayne Isaacs after Smalls hit the off-duty cop through his car window. Dempsey continued, "So if I’m going to find him, he’s going to get what he deserves... if this hits trial and I have to pull up with my homies and beat his a**, then I'm with that, too."

A police source told the NY Post that the shooting was justified, however, saying, "The bottom line is, what the f*** would you get out of your car for? What if those punches turn into [Smalls] stabbing [Isaacs] in the face?" Continuing, "Should [Isaacs] shot him? Absolutely. I would have."

(Photo: Zaquanna Albert via Facebook)

The shooting occurred after Isaacs was returning home from work and his car allegedly almost collided with Smalls's car. Smalls came after him, which eventually led to Isaacs pulling out, and discharging his service weapon.

Isaacs has been placed on administrative leave pending an NYPD investigation.

Written by Evelyn Diaz

(Photos from top: Zaquanna Albert via Facebook, Andrew J Mohrer/Getty Images)


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