Yvonne Wu: Jilted NYPD cop, 31, shoots ex-girlfriend and kills woman's lover
Yvonne, a 5-year veteran of the NYPD had hoped to rekindle her romance with her ex and seeing her with another lover enraged her
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK CITY: Off-duty New York City Police Department cop Yvonne Wu allegedly shot her ex-girlfriend at a Brooklyn home on October 13. She then turned the gun to her former lover's new romantic interest after catching the two together at the residence, according to police and sources with knowledge of the case. Wu, 31, is a five-year veteran of the force who shot her ex, Jenny Li, 23, after she arrived at the house, planning to spend time with her despite their recent split. Police sources said on October 14 that Wu might have lost her cool after seeing Li with another woman.
Wu's is not the only case where cops have been known to defy the law. Earlier this year, Massachusetts woman Angela Tramonte was found dead on Camelback Mountain after she went hiking on Friday, July 30, with a Phoenix police officer. It was also reported that the woman met the officer through Instagram. In February, New Jersey corrections officer John Menendez killed his girlfriend and her friend for not answering his calls. In August, Texas cop John Hoover was arrested for allegedly having sex with 17-year-old student Then there is the case of Sarah Everard from London who mysteriously vanished during a phone call with her partner in March this year. A Metropolitan cop had been arrested in the case.
The incident happened at Li's house on 19th Avenue near 79th Street in Bensonhurst at around 5 pm according to police and law enforcement sources. Wu was waiting outside the house when cops arrived following which she admitted to having shot "someone" inside the house. Wu was "calm and collected" while admitting to the crime, according to NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper who briefed the press on the matter in the evening on October 13. Li's neighbor spoke to New York Post revealing Wu showed no emotion while waiting for the cops outside the house.
"She didn't say anything," said neighbor Rocco Perna, 44. "She was so quiet. No emotions, nothing. She was handcuffed and they put her in the car, that was it. She didn't fight back or nothing. Didn't say a word." Cops found Li's lover Jamie Liang on the living room floor with at least one gunshot wound to her chest, according to Kemper. Wu's ex Li was found lying on the bedroom floor with a bullet wound to her torso. Both victims were rushed to the Maimonides Medical Center where Liang died. Li was admitted in a serious but stable condition, cops said. Wu was taken into custody after being evaluated at a hospital and the case is being treated as a homicide.
“This horrific incident is being treated as a homicide case,” Kemper said. Investigating authorities said Wu was already at Li's house before her ex arrived with her new lover. It wasn't determined as to how Wu might have entered the house and detectives are trying to figure out if she had trespassed onto the property. Police arrived at the scene following a 911 call that was made from the house. A source said, a woman had made the call and she was heard saying, "No please! No please! after which four "bangs" could be heard on the audio. Kemper didn't confirm if Wu made use of her service weapon but they recovered a firearm from the crime scene.
Sources said Wu and her ex had remained in touch, but their post-relationship communication was “confrontational.” The state Attorney General’s Office is handling the case since it is considered a police-involved shooting.