Red Brick Daily

Twenty-seven-year-old Taoyuan Police Officer Hsu Chi-wei’s murder-suicide note read:

“Father and Mother Su, I’m sorry. I’ve taken Jui-wen with me. Mom and Dad, I’m sorry. I’ve let you down. Little Sister, you have to take good care of Mom and Dad. Older Sister, you have to pull yourself together and help take care of Mom and Dad. I want to be together with Jui-wen forever. When I got home from the hospital on June 7, I felt like I was dead — the pain was unbearable. I can’t get back to the way things used to be.”

Responding officers found the note after the Taoyuan cop shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide with a department firearm … in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Officers carrying lethal weapons are required to be in sight of a partner while on duty, but Hsu Chi-wei (許稚偉) allegedly snuck out of the station just after 3 a.m. with a handgun.

At 3:30 a.m. officers tried to call Hsu, but there was no answer.

Finally, officers were dispatched to search for Hsu and located his phone’s GPS signal.

After contacting Hsu’s landlord, cops were let into the residence, where the couple were found dead — each with a bullet wound to the head. Hsu’s gun lay between them.

The woman, girlfriend Su Jui-wen (蘇芮文 / 28), is believed to have been sleeping when Hsu shot her once …. there were no signs of a struggle. Authorities will determine if she had been sedated before her murder.

The couple met as classmates in the Department of Special Education at the National Taichung University of Education and had been together for seven years.

Hsu had reportedly suffered health issues and had undergone surgeries for throat problems that made it hard for him to breathe. He had just returned from a second operation and had just completed a month-long recovery period when he allegedly made the horrific decision to end both his and Su’s lives.

The Taoyuan City Police Department will reprimand staff in charge of firearms security at the station.

(*Photo via local news stations)

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