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NYPD Officer Arrested For Shooting Her Ex And Killing The Woman's New Girlfriend

The officer was allegedly waiting in the Brooklyn dwelling of her ex-girlfriend when the two women came home.

By Megan Carpentier
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A five-year veteran of the New York City Police Department with dozens of arrests logged is now in custody herself after a deadly domestic violence incident in te city this week.

Yvonne Wu, 31, who was assigned to the 72nd Precinct, which covers parts of south Brooklyn, was due at work at midnight on Wednesday, according to the NYPD. But Wu, who lives on Staten Island, made a stop before her shift at the Bensonhurst home of her ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Jenny Li.

Li and Wu had reportedly lived together in Brooklyn, according to reports from the New York Daily News and Daily Mail, but friends of the victims told the paper the couple had broken up several weeks ago and moved apart.

Kemper said that Wu was waiting for Li and her new girlfriend, Jamie Liang, 24, inside her ex-girlfriend's bedroom.

A 911 call reportedly made by Li recorded another voice saying "I told you not to mess with me," according to the Post, and "That's what you get," according to the Mail, after which a third woman reportedly yelled "No please! No please!" and several gunshots were heard.

Several other people reported the gunshots, police said. When officers and ambulances arrived at the home, Wu was reportedly outside. She surrendered quietly to her colleagues. 

"[She was] in her NYPD jacket, which was curious," Li's neighbor, Valerie Wares, told local station WNLY. "She was so peaceful and calm."

Liang was reportedly found in the living room of the home, shot in the chest. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Li was found shot in the torso in her bedroom, seriously injured; she is expected to survive the attack.

A friend of Liang's told the Daily News that Wu had been "stalking" Li since their break-up.

“She was possessive,” Liang's friend said to the paper. "This cop is a psychopath."

The same friend alleged to the paper that Wu had already threatened Li and Liang at the residence after the break-up, having shown up at the residence and ha motioned at her gun when the new couple emerged from the building together. Liang's friend said Li and Liang opted not to report Wu because "they still care for Yvonne because they are friends."

The NYPD is still investigating whether Wu used her service weapon in the shooting and whether she was trespassing in Li's residence at the time of the shooting. The Daily Mail reported that the Attorney General's office is determining what charges to file in the case; Wu was undergoing a psychiatric evaluation after the shooting, the office said.

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