NYPD officer, 31, ‘shoots friend’s lover after finding them together’: Officer’s partner remains seriously injured
- A policewoman named Yvonne Wu, 31, allegedly shot and killed her friend’s lover after finding the couple together
- The shooting happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn
- “We think the officer was in the house before the other two women got home,” said assistant chief Michael Kemper of the Brooklyn South Patrol District.
- Kemper confirmed that they believe the officer and the 23-year-old had “an intimate relationship” and that the incident was domestic violence.
- Wu’s 23-year-old girlfriend is expected to survive after being shot in the torso
- The 24-year-old lover died after being shot ‘possibly more than once’ in the chest
A 31-year-old female NYPD cop reportedly found her girlfriend with another woman — and shot them both, seriously injuring the girlfriend and killing her 24-year-old lover.
The officer named by New York Daily News as Yvonne Wu, works for the 72nd District of the NYPD and has been a member of the NYPD for five and a half years.
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, of the Brooklyn South Patrol District, declined to name the officer, but said she turned herself in when police arrived at the house and was “calm and composed and very attentive.”
Kemper said the officer shot the two women at a home of her 23-year-old girlfriend in Brooklyn, at 7901 19th Avenue, in Bensonhurst.
The incident happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday, he said.
“We think the officer was in the house before the other two women got home,” Kemper said.
The New York Daily News reported that Wu was sitting on her friend’s bed waiting for them to return.
Wu’s 23-year-old girlfriend was shot in the torso, but is expected to survive.
The 24-year-old woman was shot ‘possibly more than once’ in the chest and died of her injuries.
A woman who gave her name as Jenny Li called 911, the paper said. The Daily News said it was Wu’s girlfriend.
A large police presence was gathered outside the home in Bensonhurst Wednesday afternoon. seen
Neighbors watch after the shooting on Wednesday around 5 p.m.
Police and an ambulance are on the scene in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn on Wednesday
When Li called 911, the operator heard someone in the background say, “That’s what you get,” sources told the Daily News.
Both victims and a third patient – presumably Wu – were taken to Maimonides Hospital in scenes captured by neighbors and uploaded to resident.
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 the likelihood was “very high.”