Zhao Zhao, 43, was killed and her son, 5, and her daughter, 3, were critically injured in the attack at their Brooklyn home.
- A New York City man has been charged with murder and other offenses in connection with a horrific hammer attack.
- The 47-year-old suspect in the case has been identified as Liyong Ye
- The attack resulted in the death of a 43-year-old mother and left her two children critically injured.
Who is Liyong Ye?
Liyong Ye is 47 years old. He has been charged with multiple serious offenses, including murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Mom Killed, 2 Kids Injured After Hammer Attack
According to media reports, he is the roommate of the victim Zhao Zhao and his children. The incident happened shortly before 2pm. In an apartment on 52nd Street in Sunset Park on Wednesday. When NYPD officers arrived at the second-floor apartment in the 14-story building, they found a 43-year-old mother, her 5-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter inside. All three victims suffered serious head injuries and are in critical condition.
Ye was arrested Wednesday after that brutal attack, which was caught on cellphone video. He is facing charges of murder, two counts of attempted murder, two counts of assault, and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.