Woman pleads guilty to some charges in trooper’s shooting

February 27, 2018

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A North Carolina woman accused of shooting a Virginia State trooper after a high-speed chase in the Richmond area has pleaded guilty to some charges she faced in the incident.

Local media report Karisa Daniels of Durham pleaded guilty to six of 15 charges, including attempted capital murder, use of firearm in commission of attempted capital murder and eluding police. The remaining charges were dropped.

Police said Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam pulled Daniels over for speeding outside Richmond in September. When Putnam walked up to Daniels’ car, police said she sped away. A chase ensued, ending after she turned into a cul-de-sac.

Police said Daniels got out of her car and shot the trooper as he approached her on foot. A second trooper took Daniels into custody.

Putnam was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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