NEW YORK – A policeman on leave, furious to find his girlfriend and another woman in bed together, shot them both on Wednesday – killing the new woman in the relationship and injuring the girlfriend, police sources said.
Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, who is assigned to Brooklyn’s 72nd Borough, opened fire on lovers at a 19th Avenue house near 80th Street in Bensonhurst just after 5 p.m., punching the two women in chest, police sources said.
The officer’s girlfriend, 23, suffered a non-life threatening injury; the other woman, 25, was seriously injured and died of her injuries, sources said.
When one of the victims called 911, the operator could hear someone in the background saying, “This is what you get,” sources told the New York Daily News. The 911 caller identified himself as Jenny Li, the sources said.
Doctors took the two gunshot victims, along with a third patient, possibly the discharged officer, to Maimonides Hospital.
The officer who was not on duty was in custody, according to police sources.
Theresa DiGirolamo, who lives in the block, said she heard what looked like a paper bag burst and then saw one of the victims taken by ambulance.
“It’s like a pop, pop, one, two, three. Then four and maybe five, ”she said.
DiGirolamo said she walked around the corner and saw medics loading one of the women into an ambulance, “her face was gray, lifeless, lifeless”.
“It’s a very quiet area. It’s shocking for everyone, ”she added.
(Kerry Burke contributed to this story.)