Politics NYPD cop 'waits at home of ex, shoots when she arrives with another'
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A 31-year-old female NYPD cop waited in the home of her ex-girlfriend then, when she returned home with another woman, shot them both - seriously injuring the former girlfriend and killing her 24-year-old lover.
The officer, named byas Yvonne Wu, works for the NYPD's 72nd precinct and has been a member of NYPD for five and a half years.
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, of the Brooklyn South patrol district, refused to name the officer but said that she handed herself in when police arrived at the house and was 'calm and collected and very forthcoming'.
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Kemper said the officer shot the two women inside a home belonging to her 23-year-old girlfriend in Brooklyn, at 7901 19th Avenue, in Bensonhurst.
NYPD named the deceased woman as Jamie Liang, who lived in the East Village of Manhattan.
The incident happened at about 5pm on Wednesday, he said.
'We believe the cop was inside the residence before the other two females came home,' said Kemper.
One of the dead woman's friends told The Daily News that Li and Wu lived together in Bay Ridge until about a month ago, when they broke up.
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They had been together for about two years.
Thereported that Wu on Wednesday was sitting on her ex-girlfriend's bed waiting for them to return.
Wu's 23-year-old girlfriend was found in the living room, shot in the torso but expected to survive.
Liang, 24, was found lying in the bedroom, having been shot in the chest 'possibly more than once'. She died from her injuries.
A woman who gave her name as Jenny Li called 911, the paper said. The Daily News said that was Wu's girlfriend.
When Li called 911, the operator could hear someone in the background saying, 'That's what you get,' sources told the Daily News.
Both victims and a third patient - believed to be Wu - were taken to Maimonides Hospital in scenes captured by neighbors and uploaded to.
The off-duty officer was in custody, Kemper said, and the case is being treated as a homicide.
He said it was unclear whether she used her service weapon, but there was 'a very good chance it is.'
'The motive is believed to be domestic in nature,' said Kemper.
Kemper said that the officer had no known disciplinary problems.
He said she last worked on Tuesday night, and was expected at work again on Wednesday evening.
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