The New York Attorney General has filed murder charges against NYPD Officer Yvonne Wu over the shooting death of her ex-girlfriend’s new lover, officials said.
Wu, 31, was quietly arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court before Judge Joshua Glick on charges of murder in the second degree and attempted murder in the second degree, the New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a release Monday evening.
The cop is accused of shooting her 23-year-old ex, Jenny Li, and killing her new girlfriend, Jamie Liang, 24, last week in Li’s Brooklyn home.
Court papers on the charges were not immediately made available.
Wu, who has five years on the job and works at the 72nd Precinct and lives on Staten Island, opened fire on the two after finding them inside Li’s house on 19th Avenue near 79th Street in Bensonhurst at about 5 p.m. on Oct. 13.
She remained outside and was “calm and collected” when police arrived, telling them she shot “someone” in the house, officials said at the time.
Officials said Wu had been under psychological observation at NYU Langone hospital.