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A Durham woman led law enforcement on a chase before shooting a trooper, police say

A screenshot of a tweet by WTVR in Richmond about a vehicle pursuit that led to a Virginia State Police trooper being shot.
A screenshot of a tweet by WTVR in Richmond about a vehicle pursuit that led to a Virginia State Police trooper being shot. TWITTER

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.

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.

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