A convicted felon arrested in the shooting of a Virginia State Trooper says she opened fire on the lawman because she didn’t want to go to jail.
Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam was wounded Tuesday night by 23-year-old Karisa Daniels, after Daniels led the officer on a chase.
According to Daniels, she initially slowed down when pulled over, but sped away due to the fact that she was a convicted felon on a suspended license- who was under the influence and in possession of a firearm.
“I was under the influence and I was extremely high,” Daniels said. “All I did was shoot him in the freaking arm.”
“As soon as he got out of the car I took off,” she told WRIC. “And I left from where he was at and then next thing I know he’s right behind me again.”
The chase that eventually led to a dead-end road. When Daniels tried to escape, the trooper used his vehicle to disable her car.
“The next thing I know, I heard, ‘put your hands up, put your hands up where I can see them,’ and then I heard pop and I’m like ok, so he’s going to shoot me if I run, so I turned around and I shot him,” said Daniels.
Both authorities and neighbors assert, however, that Putnam never fired a shot.
Daniels attempted to hide but was discovered by a Henrico County Deputy, who took her into custody.
“I turned around and I shot him and that is the worst mistake I’ve ever made in my life,” she said. “I can’t believe I did something like that, but I can’t take it back.”
Daniels is now charged with the attempted capital murder of a police officer and using a gun to commit a felony.
© 2017 Bright Mountain Media, Inc. All rights reserved. The content of this webpage may not be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written consent of Bright Mountain Media, Inc. which may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, ticker BMTM.