A New York City police officer was in custody late Wednesday after admitting to fatally taking pictures a lady whom she encountered in her girlfriend’s Brooklyn condominium and taking pictures the girlfriend as properly, officers stated.
The officer was described by police officers at a information convention as a 31-year-old who has been with the Police Department for 5 and a half years and was most just lately assigned to a Brooklyn precinct.
A police official, who spoke on the situation of anonymity to debate an lively investigation, recognized her as Yvonne Wu.
She was off responsibility when the taking pictures occurred, officers stated.
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, talking at the information convention, stated that the taking pictures was being handled as a murder and that the officer being held had been “calm and collected and very forthcoming” in telling colleagues who responded to the scene what had occurred.
“Simply put, she confessed,” stated Chief Kemper, the commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. “That’s all I’m going to say.”
The slain girl was recognized by police officers as Jamie Liang of Manhattan.
Referring to the officer and the girl whose condominium the taking pictures occurred in, Chief Kemper stated, “We believe they had an intimate relationship.”
He stated that the officer in custody was ready within the girlfriend’s condominium, within the Bensonhurst neighborhood, when the girlfriend, 23, and the second girl, 24, arrived someday within the late afternoon. The taking pictures occurred a while after that, prompting a number of 911 calls round 5 p.m., Chief Kemper stated.
The responding officers discovered the girlfriend on the bed room ground and the second girl on the ground in the lounge, Chief Kemper stated.
The girlfriend had been shot as soon as within the torso, and the second girl had been shot at least as soon as within the chest, he stated. That girl was pronounced lifeless a short while later. The girlfriend was anticipated to recuperate, Chief Kemper stated.
“We believe all three parties knew each other,” he stated.
Asked whether or not the officer had used her service weapon within the taking pictures, he stated that there was a “very good chance” that was the case and that investigators had taken ballistic proof and a gun from the condominium.
Hours after the taking pictures, officers could possibly be seen going out and in of the two-story brick dwelling at the nook of nineteenth Avenue and 79th Street the place the taking pictures occurred and brushing the grounds of one other home straight throughout road. The intersection remained blocked by police autos and taped off to pedestrians and vehicles.
Teresa DiGirolamo, who lives a couple of doorways down from the place the taking pictures occurred, stated in an interview that she had been in her kitchen shortly after 4:30 p.m. when she heard 4 or 5 pops in fast succession — “like you pop a paper bag.”
She and others who dwell on the road, which is lined with brick duplex houses, stated they might not recall some other shootings within the space.
Ms. DiGirolamo, who has been on the block since 1998, stated she didn’t notice she might need heard gunfire till the police and paramedics arrived with sirens blaring. When she stepped outdoors, she noticed a lady on a stretcher being wheeled into an ambulance.
There was “no life in this person,” she stated.
Ashley Southall and Sean Piccoli contributed reporting.