NYPD Police Officer Shoots and Kills Ex and New Lover, Pleads Guilty

The former New York City Police officer who in 2021 shot her girlfriend and another woman, injuring one and killing the other, pleaded guilty last week to manslaughter and attempted murder.

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced in a June 24 press release that 34-year-old Yvonne Wu of Staten Island pleaded guilty in Kings County Supreme Court to first-degree manslaughter in the killing of Jamie Liang and second-degree attempted murder in the shooting of Jenny Li.

Wu arrived at Jenny Li’s Brooklyn home on October 13, 2021, where she used her service weapon to fatally shoot Jamie Liang and shoot and injure Li, the attorney general said.

According to prosecutors, Wu, who was involved with Jenny Li at the time, arrived at Li’s apartment in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn and waited for her to arrive with Jamie Liang.

When responding officers arrived at the scene, they found Officer Wu, who was off-duty at the time, standing outside of the apartment building. She told the officers that she shot someone.

Once inside the apartment, the officers found 24-year-old Jamie Liang in the living room suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. Li was found in the bedroom, shot in the torso.

The victims were transported to a nearby hospital where Liang was pronounced dead.

Wu was arrested and charged with murder and attempted murder and initially pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The investigation was later transferred to the Attorney General’s Office since it was an officer-involved shooting.

Wu, who has been behind bars since the October 2021 shooting, will continue to remain in custody without bail until her August 28 sentencing hearing, the attorney general said.

Under the terms of the plea deal, the prosecution and defense agreed on a sentence of 22 years for the manslaughter charge and another five years for the charge of attempted murder to be served consecutively, followed by five years of supervised release.

Under the agreement, Wu waved her right to appeal. The court also issued an order of protection for Jenny Li.