Crime Off-duty female officer fatally shoots woman after finding her with partner: Police
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A New York City police officer is in custody after she allegedly shot two women, killing one, at a home in Brooklyn.
The officer, who was off-duty at the time, is believed to have shot both women -- one of whom she was dating -- when they returned to the home where the officer's girlfriend lived.
Police said the off-duty officer shot a 24-year-old woman in her chest, "possibly more than one time," at the Bensonhurt home. The victim, identified as Jamie Liang, was taken to Maimonides Medical Center and was pronounced dead, police said.
The other woman, a 23-year-old, who was in the romantic relationship with the officer, was shot in the torso and is expected to survive, police said.
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Yvonne Wu had worked for the NYPD for over 5 years and was assigned to the 72nd District, which looks over the Park Slope and Sunset Park areas of Brooklyn , ABC News reported. The police officer had worked for the NYPD for over 5 years, Kemper said. At the time of the press conference, the police officer was in custody and was being evaluated at a local hospital. Kemper said that she did not appear to have any disciplinary issues prior to the alleged shooting, and she was "calm, collected and very forthcoming" at the time that police found her.
The suspect, 31, is a police officer in the 72nd District, which encompasses the Park Slope and Sunset Park areas of Brooklyn.
The officer had worked for the NYPD for 5 1/2 years. Police said she was at a local hospital for evaluation.
"We believe it is domestic in nature. We believe all three parties knew each other," Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, said at a press conference Wednesday evening.
"We believe they had an intimate relationship," he said of the officer and the 23-year-old woman.
The officer remained at the scene and told police she had shot the two women, according to police.
Police said they were still investigating, but recovered a gun on the scene and "there's a very good chance it is her service weapon," Kemper said.
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"The use of deadly force by a peace officer is justified to protect the officer or another person from death or great bodily harm," said Dakota County Attorney Kathy Keena.Dolal Idd was shot on December 30, 2020 during a sting operation, during which police used an informant to set up a gun purchase from Idd, who was being investigated for illegal weapons dealings, prosecutors said.
"The whole incident is horrible, but these cops performed great, just heroically, and this is what NYPD cops come upon every single day," Kemper said. "Is this an incident they would want to come upon? No. But unfortunately throughout their careers they come upon this."
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