Battery Park City resident shot by husband on Greenwich Street

A Battery Park City resident was shot and killed by her estranged husband at 9:20 a.m. on her way to work in Fidi on Monday; police just today released the identity of both the victim and the suspect, who killed himself at the scene.

Min Ai, 40, who lived at 333 Rector Place, was found unconscious by police at Greenwich and Morris streets with two gunshot wounds, one to the head and one to the torso, and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. Xin Yu, 46, who lived in Ontario, was found nearby with a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at New York Presbyterian. They each had a laceration to the neck. A firearm and knife were recovered at the scene.



  1. Wait – where is the outrage over this murder on here?

    I thought only homeless shelter residents did this or so all of you mostly white people on here always crow. You run your NIMBY mouths about the men who live at the Radisson Hotel and yet none of them murdered this woman. But you keep scapegoating them if it makes you feel better.

    Oh wait it was a dude from Canada (possibly originally from China or somewhere else from Asia originally from his name) who probably wasn’t homeless so you’re all silent. Like you are about the homeless white Jew named Steve Cohen who killed a Muslim grocery store clerk in Queens a few days ago so a possible hate crime (reported by AMNY.)

    If it was a black or Latino man especially a homeless one you’d all be up in arms over this.

    My heartfelt condolences to the families of Min Ai & the grocery clerk Mohmediyan Tarwala. May their respective murderers Xin Yu & Steve Cohen spend the rest of their miserable lives in prison. Let them live with what they did and no freedom or escape.

    • Nice attempt to create a racially motivated killing when it does not exist. The victim in the Queen’s deli shooting (Tarwala) was an Indian national staying in the US on a student visa. Despite his Jewish name, Steve Cohen is actually a Jehova’s Witness. His church/kingdom pastor has been out speaking to his mental incapacity. But, hey, why let facts get in the way of your allegations?

      The motive in the Min Ai murder/suicide seems to be a jealous estranged husband. Very tragic.

    • This senseless murder was an extreme tragedy. The NYC Mayoral Election is upon us. VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE WHO WILL ENFORCE THE STRICTEST GUN LAWS POSSIBLE. Stop the senseless killings. The post with the unhinged reader blaming the Jews should be removed immediately.

  2. This is extremely sad news. If she had any children that she took with her away from her estranged husband even more the tragic.