A Durham woman is charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting of a Virginia State Police trooper after a vehicle pursuit in the Henrico area outside Richmond late Tuesday.
Karisa Shyanne Daniels, 23, also faces a charge of using a firearm to commit a felony, and other charges are pending, the agency said Wednesday.
Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam was still being treated at VCU Medical Center for a gunshot wound to his arm as of noon Wednesday. His injury was considered non-life threatening.
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Putnam tried to stop a Toyota Corolla traveling 87 mph in a 60-mph zone on Chippenham Parkway at 11:35 p.m. Tuesday.
The driver, whom police identified as Daniels, initially stopped but sped off as Putnam approached. After the car entered the Lakeway Court cul-de-sac northwest of Richmond, police said, Putnam approached again and was shot in the arm by Daniels, who reportedly fled on foot.
After entering a nearby home, police said, Daniels was located and arrested by Henrico County Police about midnight.
No law enforcement officers discharged their weapons in the incident, according to the report.