A police officer from New York City has admitted to killing a woman whom she encountered in her girlfriend’s apartment in Brooklyn. The officer, who has been identified as Yvonne Wu, shot the woman’s girlfriend as well.
Recently, Wu was assigned to a precinct in Brooklyn and wasn’t on duty when the incident occurred, according to officials. The 31-year-old had been working with the Police Department for five and a half years.
Speaking at a news conference, Assistant Chief Michael Kemper stated the shooting was being investigated as a homicide. The officer being held in custody has been cooperating with colleagues who reacted to what had happened on the scene. Kemper said she has been “calm and collected and very forthcoming.”
Chief Kemper, the commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South, shared, “Simply put, she confessed. That’s all I’m going to say.”
Police officials identified the deceased as Jamie Liang from Manhattan. With reference to the officer’s relationship with the woman whose apartment the shooting took place in, Chief Kemper stated, “We believe they had an intimate relationship.”
According to Kemper, the girlfriend, 23, and the second woman, 24, arrived in the apartment in the Bensonhurst neighborhood sometime in the late afternoon. Wu had been waiting in the girlfriend’s apartment, and the shooting happened sometime after their arrival, leading to many 911 calls around 5 p.m.
The officers who responded discovered the girlfriend on the bedroom floor and found the second woman lying on the floor in the living room. Chief Kemper stated that the girlfriend is expected to recover, having been shot once in the torso. On the other hand, the second woman passed away a short while after being shot in the chest. Kemper asserted that they “believe all three parties knew each other.”