Off-duty cop shoots and kills man in road-rage incident

An off-duty NYPD officer shot and killed a man after being attacked during a road rage incident, according to police.

It happened just after 12 a.m. Monday in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.

The officer was driving his personal 2002 Nissan Altima when he was involved in a traffic dispute with a 37-year-old man in a 2016 Kia EX.

Police say when both cars stopped at a red light on Atlantic Ave. and Bradford St. the man exited his car and punched the officer repeatedly through an open window.

Police say the officer pulled out his service weapon and shot the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer was treated at Jamaica Medical Center for minor injuries to his head. 

Police haven't identified the officer or the other motorist. They say the incident remains under investigation.

With the Associated Press