The off-duty NYPD officer who allegedly shot her ex-girlfriend and killed the girl’s new lover could have snapped as a result of she was clinging to hope that they’d get again collectively, a high-ranking police supply informed The Post Thursday.
Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, had lately break up along with her ex, Jenny Li, 23, however was nonetheless spending the evening from time to time at Li’s house in Brooklyn — and will have misplaced it when she noticed her there with one other lady, the supply mentioned.
“She was still staying there on and off. She was still staying there some nights. It’s not that strange, maybe she thought it could still work out,”the supply mentioned.
Wu, who works on the 72nd Precinct and lives on Staten Island, allegedly opened hearth on Li and her 24-year-old new lover, Jamie Liang, on the house on nineteenth Avenue close to 79th Street in Bensonhurst Wednesday evening, in response to police.
“When the cops get there, she says, ‘I shot them both. The gun’s inside,’ calm as can be,” the supply mentioned.
Liang was discovered with a bullet wound to the chest and was taken to Maimonides Medical Center, the place she died. Li was in severe however secure situation on Thursday, police mentioned.
The tragic love triangle got here after Wu and Li dated for 2 years then broke up three weeks in the past, in response to cops.
“This is a shock. Wu was a quiet sweet person,” one other police supply mentioned.
Wu, a five-year NYPD veteran, was seemingly ready inside the house earlier than the 2 victims arrived however it wasn’t instantly clear how she entered, in response to police.
She was present process an analysis on the NYU Langone hospital in Brooklyn Thursday.