An off-duty NYPD cop shot her ex-girlfriend and killed the woman’s new lover after catching the duo in bed at a Brooklyn home on Wednesday night, police and sources said.
Yvonne Wu, 31 years old and a five-year veteran of the force, opened fire on the pair at the ex-girlfriend’s house on 19th Avenue near 79th Street in Bensonhurst at about 5 p.m., according to police and law enforcement sources.
The jilted lover was waiting outside of the home when cops arrived and allegedly admitted in a very “calm and collected” manner that she shot “someone” inside the house, NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said at a Wednesday night press briefing.
Inside, the officers found Wu’s ex-girlfriend’s new 24-year-old lover splayed out on the living room floor with at least one gunshot to her chest, Kemper said.
The ex-girlfriend, 23, was found lying on a bedroom floor with a bullet wound to her torso.
Both women were taken to Maimonides Medical Center, where the 24-year-old died and the younger woman is expected to recover, police said.
The officer was in police custody at a local hospital on Wednesday night, where she was being evaluated.
“This horrific incident is being treated as a homicide case,” Kemper said.
Investigators believe Wu was already at the home before the two victims arrived, according to Kemper. It wasn’t immediately clear how Wu entered the home, and detectives are looking to see if she trespassed onto the property.
Kemper could not confirm if Wu used her service weapon in the shooting, but said a firearm was recovered at the scene.
A high-ranking police source said Wu and her ex dated for two years and broke up three weeks ago.
Wu works in the 72nd Precinct and lives on Staten Island, sources said, describing her as a decorated cop who started out her law enforcement career as a member of the NYPD’s Explorers program.
The officer has received 4 medals and always had good evaluations, sources said.
“This is out of left field,” one source said.
Wu worked the midnight shift and due back to work on Thursday night, Kemper said.
Additional reporting by Kenneth Garger