Culpeper officer accused of shooting woman appears in court

Posted at 5:53 PM, Jun 08, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-08 18:31:44-04

CULPEPER, Va. (WTVR) - Bond has been set at $100,000 for a Culpeper police officer, accused of shooting a woman in the parking lot of a church.

Officer Daniel Harmon-Wright was in court Friday morning. He is charged with murder and malicious shooting in the death of Patricia Cook.

During the hearing, it was revealed that Harmon fired at least seven shots. Cook was hit several times, shot in the heart, brain, face and arm. Experts say the first two shots she suffered were not fatal.

Harmon-Wright says he was talking with Cook after he approached in connection with a call about a suspicious vehicle back in February. Harmon write claims she took off and dragged him. But an eyewitness says the officer was not dragged by the Jeep.

Harmon-Wright's mother, Bethany Sullivan, also appeared in court Friday and was granted bond. She's charged with uttering for allegedly forging police documents related to the case.