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NYPD officer charged with murder after shooting her ex-girlfriend

NYPD Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, allegedly shot her ex-girlfriend and another woman.

Maura Grunlund

Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

Oct. 15—STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A police officer from Staten Island has been charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a Concord woman and the wounding of a Brooklyn woman during a domestic dispute involving a possible love triangle gone wrong in Bensonhurst.

Yvonne Wu, 31, who has been an NYPD officer for more than five years, also faces a charge of attempted murder in the fatal encounter on Wednesday around 5 p.m. inside a residence at 7901 19th Ave. near 79th Street, according to statements from the NYPD.

Wu, who was assigned to a precinct in Brooklyn, was off duty when she fatally shot Jamie Liang, 24, in the chest, police said.

A 23-year-old woman, identified in media reports at Jenny Li, is in serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to the torso.

Wu and Li were believed to have had a past “intimate relationship,” according to police.

The cop and Li had dated for two years and broken up recently, according to a New York Post report. Liang began seeing Li, according to multiple media reports.

Li lived at the residence where the shooting occurred.

The cop, who was assigned to a precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly met responding officers in front of the building where the deadly assault occurred and subsequently admitted to the shooting, according to Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.

“Simply put, she confessed, that’s all I’m going to say,” Kemper said during a news conference Wednesday night.

Detectives believe the officer was inside the home when the two victims arrived.

Responding officers found Liang lying in the living room area and Li lying on the floor in the bedroom.

Liang was pronounced dead at 5:53 p.m. on Wednesday at Maimonides Hospital, according to police.


Liang, a dental student at New York University, is being remembered by friends and family for her good-natured approach to life.

Her friends have started a GoFundMe page in an effort to raise funds to help her parents and family with funeral arrangements.

“We’ll always remember your smile and your laugh no matter what. When we get together again, you’ll still be there with us in our hearts, always,” a comment on the GoFundMe page read.

Another commenter posted: “Jamie was a wonderful and cheerful person to be around. She will always be remembered.”

“I’ll miss you and remember you every single day,” read another comment on the page.

Liang’s uncle told the New York Post: “She’s so nice, she don’t bother nobody, you know?”

She was loved by so many and filled every room with her kindness and lively spirt, the GoFundMe page read. “We live to honor all the joy that she brought to the lives of her family and friends.”


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