‘High as hell’ woman pleads guilty to shooting Virginia State Trooper

Posted at 12:55 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 12:55:29-05

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A woman who previously admitted to shooting a Virginia State Trooper pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges stemming from the September 2017 incident.

Karisa Daniels, 23, was convicted of Attempted Capital Murder Of A Police Officer, Use of a Firearm, Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon, Felony Elude, and Armed Burglary.

Daniels said she was high on drugs when she drove away from a Virginia State Trooper when he attempted to pull her over for traveling 87 mph in a 60 mph zone along Chippenham Parkway.

When police cornered her in a neighborhood off Parham Road, near River Road, the Durham, North Carolina woman opened fire.

"I was high as hell,” Daniels said in a 2017 jailhouse interview. "Next thing I know ‘pow!’ He falls down and I stand there for a minute, you can ask him. Just in like complete and total shock, like what the **** did I just do?"

The trooper was struck in the arm and in his bulletproof vest.

After fleeing the shooting scene, Daniels ended up at a house on September Drive.

There she knocked on a door, according to Crime Insider sources, and ducked below the peep hole.

When the door opened, she pulled the gun and demanded the keys to the couple’s car.

Daniels, who was arrested a short time later, said heroin and the tragic death of her twins sent her life spiraling out of control.

"I tried my best to take care of them and I just feel like God teased me with them, and took them away from me," Daniels said.

She also offered an apology to the State Trooper she shot.

"I do feel bad that I even shot him in the first place. I didn't have to do that," she said.

She will be sentenced May 10.

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