Cop in Court After Fatal Double Shooting
Off-duty offi cer kills her ex-girlfriend’s partner in jealous rage
BY BEN BRACHFELD
An off-duty NYPD offi cer
who shot two women on
October 13, killing one
as part of an apparent
love triangle, appeared in court for
the fi rst time on October 18 where
she answered to a murder charge.
Yvonne Wu, 31, of Staten Island,
was charged with seconddegree
murder and second-degree
attempted murder in Brooklyn
She allegedly shot her ex-girlfriend
Jenny Li, 23, at Li’s Bensonhurst
residence as well as her former lover’s
new paramour Jenny Liang, 24,
using her department-issued gun.
Liang died from her injuries, while
Li was left in critical condition.
Wu, a fi ve-year NYPD vet who
works at the 72nd Precinct in Sunset
Park, confessed to the rampage when
cops arrived, and was arrested. She
was taken to NYU Langone Hospital
for a mental health evaluation.
The state attorney general’s offi
ce is handling the case, as it considers
the incident to be a policeinvolved
Wu’s attorney requested an additional
mental health evaluation
to determine if she is competent to
stand trial, which was granted by
Judge Joshua Glick, per the Attorney
General’s offi ce. She is being
remanded without bail, and her
next court appearance will be on
Investigators believe Wu, who
was off-duty at the time of the incident,
may have been acting out
of jealousy toward her former lover,
with whom she had broken up just
The Daily News reports that Wu
was involved in an altercation with
Li and Liang at least once in the
weeks leading up to the murder.
Offi cers outside the crime scene in Bensonhurst on October 13.
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