NEW YORK (AP) — An off-duty New York City police officer was in custody Wednesday after authorities said she shot two women, one of whom she was intimately involved with, leaving one dead and the other injured.
Assistant Chief Michael Kemper said patrol officers responded to 911 calls around 5 p.m. and saw the officer, 31, in front of a home in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn.
Kemper said she told the officers that she had shot someone, and when they got inside, they found a 23-year-old woman shot in the torso in the bedroom and a 24-year-old woman shot in the chest in the living room.
Both women were taken to the hospital, where 24-year-old Jamie Liang was pronounced dead. The 23-year-old was expected to survive, police said.
Kemper declined to release the officer’s name.
The officer and the 23-year-old woman were believed to have been in an intimate relationship, Kemper said.
He said the officer was believed to have been inside the residence, which was the 23-year-old’s home, before the other two women got there.
The officer had worked Tuesday night and had been scheduled to work Wednesday night. She has been with the department for five and a half years, Kemper said.