NYPD cop Yvonne Wu, who has been charged with murder and attempted murder for allegedly shooting her ex-girlfriend and killing her new lover after lying in wait at their home in Brooklyn, is still in hospital having told police that she was suicidal.
Wu, 31, and Jenny Li, 23, had split up a month ago, but the officer was unable to get over the relationship.
Li’s new girlfriend, Jamie Liang, 24, was shot dead after arriving home with Li at Li’s Bensonhurst apartment.
Wu allegedly slipped in through a backdoor which was unlocked at Li’s home and lay in wait for her on the bed, opening fire as the couple returned home.
She allegedly opened fire shooting Liang multiple times and hitting Li in the torso. Li survived and is in the hospital but Liang died on Wednesday night.
Wu is said to have confessed to the crime before being taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where she remains after telling officers she is suicidal, the New York Daily News reports.
On Friday night, a cleaning crew was seeing arriving at the home along with the landlord of the building to assist in tidying up the bloody scene.
On Friday night, a cleaning crew arrived along with the landlord of the building to tidy up the bloody scene
NYPD cop Yvonne Wu, 31, left, opened fire at her ex-girlfriend, Jenny Li, 23, and Li’s new girlfriend, Jamie Liang, 24, right, at Li’s home in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, on Wednesday night
Although nothing was believed to have been removed from the residence, photographs of the crime scene were taken by workers who entered the premises wearing protective hazmat suits.
Due to her hospital stay, Wu has not appeared in court on any charges, but an arraignment may happen next week with the accused killer possibly appearing by video link from hospital.
Li and Wu dated for two years but broke up last month in ugly circumstances. Friends say the cop, who was eight years older than her ex-girlfriend, was jealous and possessive.
Friends have said the shooting was preventable and that Wu had already got into an altercation with the two women weeks before the shooting, friends revealed on Thursday.
The landlord of the property where the bloody shooting took place was seen on the doorstep
Crew members wearing hazmat suits arrived on scene on Friday night in a bid to clean up
Li, Wu’s ex-girlfriend, didn’t report the altercation to the NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau because she thought she could ‘handle it on her own,’ her friend told the Daily News.
‘It should have been prevented,’ the friend told the News. ‘The cop was already stalking them…[Jenny] didn’t want the police involved. She wanted to handle it on her own. She thought she could handle it.’
Liang allegedly wanted Li to report the altercation to the Bureau, but Li talked her out of it.
Wu reportedly told police she wanted to kill herself following the shooting, but was reported by neighbors to have appeared calm.
It’s believed further photos were taken of the crime scene on Friday evening
NYPD sources said Wu, pictured, was an exemplary officer who was regularly lauded for her good work
Friends set up a GoFundMe for Liang’s family on Thursday and shared kind words about her.
‘Our beloved friend, Jamie Liang, was taken away from us on October 13, 2021. She was a victim in a Brooklyn homicide case. We are raising funds to help her parents and family with the funeral arrangements.
‘Jamie was a 24–year-old dental student at NYU who had a bright future ahead of her. She was loved by so many and filled every room with her kindness and lively spirit. We live to honor all the joy that she brought to the lives of her family and friends,’ the page says.
Liang was believed to have been studying dentistry. She was due to graduate in 2024.
The page seeks to raise $20,000 to pay for Liang’s funeral. By early Saturday morning, more than $37,000 had been raised.
The New York Attorney General’s Office told DailyMail.com it was reviewing the case.
Because it involves a cop shooting a civilian, the case is automatically referred to State Attorney General Letitia James’ office.
This is the moment Wu was cuffed and taken in a police car to the hospital to undergo evaluation. She remained there as of Saturday morning
Because the shooting involves a cop shooting a civilian, the case is automatically referred to State Attorney General Letitia James’ office