Off-duty cop shoots man dead in road rage incident in Brooklyn

An off-duty cop shot a man dead in a road rage incident in Brooklyn early Monday as the victim’s wife and children watched from inside the vehicle, witnesses and family members said.

The victim, identified by his brother as Delron (Smalls) Dempsey, was shot in the head at 12:06 a.m. in the street near Atlantic Ave. and Bradford St. in East New York, police said.

“The guy was bleeding alot and not moving at all,” a deli worker told the Daily News after witnessing the shooting’s aftermath from a shop on Wyona St. He declined to be identified.

The victim’s brother, Ali Dempsey, did not see the shooting unfold, but learned through another brother – a city correction officer – and a friend who witnessed the gunfire after the vehicles belonging to the victim and cop nearly collided.

“His wife and kids were still in the car, Dempsey told The News, identifying the children as two teenage girls and a newborn son. “They saw everything.”

Cops confirmed the shooter was an off-duty NYPD officer driving his personal vehicle when he had a traffic dispute with another driver.

Both drivers stopped at a red light at Bradford St., but authorities say Dempsey exited his vehicle, confronted the officer at the intersection and punched him repeatedly in the head through an open car window.

The officer grabbed his firearm and opened fire, killing Dempsey with a gunshot wound to the head.

The cop, who has not been identified, suffered contusions to the head and was taken to Jamaica Medical Center, where a group of six officers stood outside about four hours after the fatal shooting.

The NYPD’s Force Investigation Division continues to probe the fatal shooting and what sparked the traffic mishap.

Meanwhile, Dempsey contends his brother was unarmed and was on his way to visit him in East New York.

He pleaded with police after arriving at the roped-off crime scene to identify the shooting victim, fearing it was his brother.

“Just please tell me if it’s him,” cried Dempsey. “I have to know if I’m burying my brother.”

The victim’s wife was at a police stationhouse early Monday, the brother said. 

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