NYPD officer charged with murder in off-duty shooting

Posted at 9:06 AM, October 15, 2021 and last updated 8:15 PM, July 17, 2023

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City police officer accused of fatally shooting one woman and wounding another while off duty has been identified as Yvonne Wu, 31.

Wu was charged late Thursday with murder and attempted murder in the double shooting Wednesday in Brooklyn.

Officers responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the Bensonhurst neighborhood and found Wu outside the home, police said. She confessed that she had shot someone, they said.

When the responding officers got inside, they found Jamie Liang, 24, shot in the chest in the living room and a 23-year-old woman shot in the torso in the bedroom.

Liang was pronounced dead at a hospital. The 23-year-old was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, police said.

Police believe Wu and the 23-year-old woman had been in an intimate relationship.

It wasn’t clear if Wu had an attorney who could comment on the charges against her.

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