The off-duty NYPD officer who allegedly shot her ex-girlfriend and killed the ex-‘s new lover when she found them together is a patrol cop who labored midnights and whose annual evaluations exceeded expectations, a senior division official stated.
The official recognized the accused supply as 31-year-old Yvonne Wu of Brooklyn’s 72nd Precinct and advised Information 4 late Wednesday that the conduct she allegedly engaged in earlier out that night got here “out of left field” given her strong document.
Police stated Wu confessed to taking pictures her 23-year-old ex-girlfriend and killing 24-year-old lover Jamie Liang on the ex-girlfriend’s residence in Bensonhurst. Costs are pending in opposition to the officer, who cops consider was already at her ex’s residence when the 2 others arrived. Legal professional data for Wu wasn’t instantly accessible.
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper stated patrol officers responded to 911 calls round 5 p.m. and noticed the officer, who has served over 5 years in Brooklyn South, in entrance of the house on nineteenth Avenue.
Kemper stated Wu advised the officers that she had shot somebody, and once they obtained inside, they discovered her girlfriend within the bed room with a gunshot wound to the torso. Liang was in the lounge. She had been shot within the chest, presumably greater than as soon as, officers stated.
Each ladies had been taken to the hospital, the place Liang was pronounced lifeless. The 23-year-old was anticipated to outlive, police stated.
Police stated Wu was “calm, collected and very forthcoming” concerning what had transpired once they questioned her afterward. She had labored Tuesday evening and had been scheduled to work Wednesday evening.
It was unclear if the gun that was fired was the officer’s service weapon.