HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WVEC) -- A pursuit suspect faces an attempted capital murder charge after a Virginia State Police trooper was shot late Tuesday night in Henrico County.
At 11:35 p.m., Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam initiated a traffic stop for speeding on a Toyota Corolla traveling north on Chippenham Parkway. The car was traveling 87 mph in a 60 mph zone.
The Toyota pulled over, but as the trooper approached the car it sped away and the pursuit initiated.
The chase continued north on Chippenham Pkwy. and then onto Parham Road. The Toyota then turned onto September Dr. and into a neighborhood.
When the Toyota hit a dead end, it began to turn around in the cul-de-sac in Lakeway Court. Putnam pulled his patrol car in front of the Toyota to stop it.
The Toyota did stop and its female driver got out on foot. As the trooper approached the driver, she shot at the trooper striking him in the arm. She then ran on foot through the backyard of a nearby residence.
At approximately midnight, a second trooper located the woman and commanded her to drop the weapon. The female complied and she was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Karisa Daniels. Daniels was charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Additional charges are pending at this time.
The injured trooper was transported to VCU Medical Center for treatment of the non-life threatening wound. He was wearing a ballistic vest at the time of the shooting.
No troopers discharged their weapons during this incident.
The incident remains under investigation.
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