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NYPD Cop Shoots Her Ex-Girlfriend, Kills Ex’s New Lover

Brooklyn, NY – A five-year veteran of the New York Police Department (NYPD) was arrested on Wednesday night after she confessed to shooting her ex-girlfriend and the ex-girlfriend’s new lover.

NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said officers responded to 911 calls that came in just before 5 p.m. on Oct. 13 and found off-duty NYPD Officer Yvonne Wu waiting for them in front of a home on 19th Avenue in Bensonhurst, WCAU reported.

Sources told WLNY that Officer Wu’s ex-girlfriend lived in the home and that the couple had split up about a month ago but had stayed in touch.

Asst. Chief Kemper said the Officer Wu told responding officers that she had shot someone.

He said officers found Officer Wu’s 23-year-old ex-girlfriend in the bedroom suffering from a gunshot wound to her torso, WCAU reported.

Officials said that 24-year-old Jamie Liang was in the living room suffering from what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds to her chest.

Both women were transported to the hospital via ambulance, WCAU reported.

Liang was pronounced dead upon arrival.

Police said that Officer Wu’s ex-girlfriend was expected to survive, WCAU reported.

Officer Wu, who is assigned to the 72nd Precinct in Brooklyn, was taken into custody at the scene, WABC reported.

She was transported to the hospital for a medical evaluation.

Officials said that Officer Wu was “calm, collected and very forthcoming” when she spoke to responding officers at the scene.

She was off-duty at the time of the shooting and NYPD has not said whether Officer Wu used her duty weapon to shoot the women, WCAU reported.

Police have not said how Officer Wu came to be in her ex-girlfriend’s home at the time of the shooting, WLNY reported.

Officer Wu was charged with murder and attempted murder late on Thursday, WCBS reported.

Written by
Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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