New information about a fatal love triangle involving an NYPD detective have emerged.
According to a high-ranking police source, the off-duty NYPD cop who reportedly shot her ex-girlfriend and killed her new lover snapped because she clung to hope that they might reconcile.
Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, recently divorced her ex-girlfriend, Jenny Li, 23, but continued to spend the night at Li's Brooklyn home on occasion — and may have lost it when she found her there with another woman, the source claimed.
"She continued to remain there on and off. She was still spending some nights there. It's not strange; perhaps she believed it could still work out," the person explained.
Wu, who works at the 72nd Precinct and resides on Staten Island, reportedly opened fire on Li and her 24-year-old new lover, Jamie Liang, Wednesday night inside a residence on 19th Avenue near 79th Street in Bensonhurst, police said.
"When the cops arrive, she declares, 'I shot both of them.' The gun is inside,' the insider stated calmly.
Liang was discovered with a bullet wound to the chest and was sent to Maimonides Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries. According to authorities, Li was in a critical but stable condition on Thursday.
According to investigators, the sad love triangle began after Wu and Li dated for two years and then broke up three weeks ago.
"This is a surprise. Wu was a gentle, nice person," a second law enforcement source stated.
Wu, a five-year veteran of the New York Authorities Department, was likely waiting inside the home prior to the arrival of the two victims, but it was not immediately clear how she entered, according to police.
On Thursday, she was getting assessment at the NYU Langone hospital in Brooklyn.