A road rage incident involving an off-duty NYPD officer turned deadly early this morning near Atlantic Avenue and Bradford Street in Cypress Hills, Queens, just after midnight, CBS NEW YORK reports.
The officer – whose name has not been released – was stopped at a red light after a traffic dispute when a 37-year-old driver, Delrawn Small Dempsey, attacked the officer, who was seated in his personal car, by repeatedly punching him in the head through an open window, police said. The officer – a three-year veteran assigned to the 79th Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant – pulled out his gun and shot three times at the other driver – who was in the car with his wife and two kids – striking him in the head. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
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