Family marks 1 year since man's fatal shooting

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Friends, family and community activists gathered Monday as they prepared to mark one year since Delrawn Small's death at the hands of an off-duty NYPD officer.

Small's family held a barbecue in his memory.

It was just after midnight last July 4 when Small was shot and killed by Wayne Isaacs in an apparent road-rage incident. Isaacs initially claimed he feared for his life after Small approached his vehicle and assaulted him, but surveillance videos appears to dispute that.

Isaacs has since been charged with second-degree murder, marking the first indictment of an officer after the attorney general was appointed special prosecutor in cases of police-related deaths.

The commemoration was expected to continue with a candlelight vigil just after midnight and a walk to Atlantic Avenue and Bradford Street, where Small was fatally shot.

Isaacs is currently awaiting trial.

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