NEW YORK (AP) – The Attorney General’s Office said Friday that the New York State Attorney General’s office is investigating the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer.
Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late Thursday with the murder of Jamie Liang and the attempted murder of another woman in a double shooting in Brooklyn.
Police said Wednesday that officers responded to reports of a shooting at a home in the Bensonhurst neighborhood and found Wu outside the home. He confessed that he had shot someone, they said.
When responding officers went inside, they shot 24-year-old Liang in the chest in the living room and a 23-year-old woman in the torso in the bedroom, police said.
Police believe there was an intimate relationship between Wu and the 23-year-old woman.
An off-duty cop is being arrested after a fatal shooting. Police reportedly confessed to shooting two people inside a home in Brooklyn. (Granthshala 5 NY)
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Liang was declared brought dead at the hospital. Police said the 23-year-old was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.
NS The Attorney General’s Office noted in its release That the shooting “may be the result of a personal or domestic dispute, without regard to Officer Wu’s law enforcement duties.”
The Attorney General’s Office of Special Investigations is required by state law to investigate deaths at the hands of police officers in which they are out of duty.
A spokesman for the department said Wu had been suspended from the police department without pay.
It was unclear whether Wu had an attorney who could comment on the allegations against him.