A New York City police officer was in custody late Wednesday after admitting to shooting and killing a woman he met at his girlfriend’s house in Brooklyn and shooting that girl, officials said.
The police officer was described by police at a news conference as a 38-year-old who had been with the Police Department for five and a half years and was recently transferred to Brooklyn.
One police officer, who spoke about the anonymous incident to discuss the investigation, called her as Yvonne Wu.
He was not on duty at the time of the shooting, officials said.
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper, speaking at a news conference, said the shooting was considered a murder and that the arrested police officer was “calm and well-rounded and arriving” in telling his colleagues who responded to the incident what had happened.
“Simply put, he confessed,” said Chief Kemper, director of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South. “That’s all I can say.”
Referring to a police officer and a woman with an apartment that happened, Chief Kemper said, “We believe they have a close relationship.”
He said a police officer was kept waiting at the girl’s home, in the Bensonhurst area, when a 23-year-old girl and a second woman, 24, arrived.
Officials responded and found the girl in the bedroom and the second woman downstairs in the living room, said Chief Kemper.
The girl was shot once in the body, and the second woman was shot once in the chest, he said. He was pronounced dead at the scene recently. The girl was expected to recover, said Chief Kemper.
“We thank all three parties who knew each other,” he said.
Asked if a police officer had used his service weapon in the shooting, he said there was a “very good chance” that was it, and investigators then took evidence of firearms and ammunition from the house.
Ashley Southall helped report.