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Officials: Off-duty NYPD cop shoots 2, kills 1 in Brooklyn

An NYPD officer was in custody Wednesday night

An NYPD officer was in custody Wednesday night after shooting two women in Brooklyn, including her girlfriend, police said.   Credit: Sipa USA via AP/J Lamparski / SOPA Images

An NYPD officer remained in custody Wednesday night after she confessed to opening fire on two women at a home in Brooklyn, killing one and wounding the other, authorities said.

The wounded victim, 23, and also the officer’s girlfriend, was shot in the torso and is expected to survive, said NYPD Assistant Chief Michael Kemper. The other woman, who is 24, was shot multiple times in the chest and died at the scene, said Kemper, who is commanding officer of Patrol Borough Brooklyn South.

Police have not identified the officer, 31, or the victims.

Police responded to the home Wednesday near the corner of 19th Avenue and 79th Street in Bensonhurst for a report of multiple shots fired, Kemper said at a news conference near the crime scene. The home belonged to the wounded woman.

"Patrol officers from the 62nd Precinct responded and were met by a female in front of the location who told the officers that she shot someone and that person is inside the house," Kemper said.

The officer in custody, a five-and-a-half year veteran of the department assigned to a precinct in Brooklyn, was in the home waiting for the two victims, Kemper said.

Kemper described the officer as "calm and collective and very forthcoming" immediately after the shooting.

The officer is in police custody at a hospital for evaluation, Kemper said.

"This horrific incident is being treated like a homicide case," Kemper said. "The motive is believed to be domestic in nature."

It’s unclear, he said, if the officer shot the women with her service weapon.

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