NEW YORK (CBSNew York) – Charges are pending against an NYPD officer accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend and killing this woman’s current girlfriend.
The state attorney general’s office is handling the case because it involves a shooting involving police, CBS2’s John Dias reported Thursday.
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A cellphone video shows Yvonne Wu, 31, being searched by fellow police officers on Wednesday evening.
Wu, a five-and-a-half-year veteran of the department, was on leave when she allegedly shot and injured his ex-girlfriend and killed Jamie Liang, 24, his ex’s new girlfriend, according to detectives.
Several 911 calls were reported, reporting shots fired inside a house on the corner of 19th Avenue and 79th Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, around 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The deadly encounter has the community on edge.
” I can not believe it. It’s awful, ”said one woman.
CBS2 learned about Wu and her ex broke up last month.
“I saw them all the time together,” says Jeanette Vargas, a neighbor. “Like everyone else, you can go home and find your lover or someone with someone else and fall in love with you. So I don’t think it had anything to do with her being a police officer.
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Police sources told CBS2 that the fatal encounter may have been premeditated.
“We think the three parties knew each other,” NYPD Deputy Chief Michael Kemper said.
Sources said Wu was waiting at his ex-girlfriend’s house, which they shared at one point. Upon returning with Liang, Wu reportedly fired several bullets.
“It’s a very good chance that this is his service weapon,” Kemper said. “A woman, a 24-year-old woman, was found lying in the living room and the second woman, a 23-year-old woman, was found lying on the floor in the bedroom.
Police said Wu immediately admitted to the shooting.
“I would describe her as calm and collective and very open,” Kemper said.
Police said Wu’s ex-girlfriend was in stable condition, but her injuries were severe.
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Sources said Wu and her ex had kept in touch, but their post-relationship communication was “confrontational.”