A 31-year-old female NYPD cop waited in the home of her ex-girlfriend then, when she returned home with another woman, shot them both, seriously injuring the former girlfriend and killing her 24-year-old lover.
The officer, named by
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, of the Brooklyn South patrol district, refused to name the officer but said that she handed herself in when police arrived at the house and was ‘calm and collected and very forthcoming’.
Kemper said the officer shot the two women inside a home belonging to her 23-year-old girlfriend in Brooklyn, at 7901 19th Avenue, in Bensonhurst.
The incident happened at about 5pm on Wednesday, he said.
‘We believe the cop was inside the residence before the other two females came home,’ said Kemper.
One of the dead woman’s friends told The Daily News that Li and Wu lived together in Bay Ridge until about a month ago, when they broke up.
Wu’s 23-year-old girlfriend was found in the living room, shot in the torso but expected to survive.
The 24-year-old woman was found lying in the bedroom, having been shot in the chest ‘possibly more than once’. She died from her injuries.
A woman who gave her name as Jenny Li called 911, the paper said. The Daily News said that was Wu’s girlfriend.
A large police presence was seen on Wednesday afternoon outside the house in Bensonhurst
Neighbors are seen looking on after the shooting on Wednesday at around 5pm
Police and an ambulance are seen on the scene in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, on Wednesday
When Li called 911, the operator could hear someone in the background saying, ‘That’s what you get,’ sources told the Daily News.
Both victims and a third patient – believed to be Wu – were taken to Maimonides Hospital in scenes captured by neighbors and uploaded to
The off-duty officer was in custody, Kemper said, and the case is being treated as a homicide.
He said it was unclear whether she used her service weapon, but there was ‘a very good chance it is.’
‘The motive is believed to be domestic in nature,’ said Kemper.
Kemper said that the officer had no known disciplinary problems.
He said she last worked on Tuesday night, and was expected at work again on Wednesday evening.