HENRICO, Va. —The woman charged with shooting a Virginia State Trooper on Tuesday night was a suspect in two Myrtle Beach robbery investigations, according to Myrtle Beach police.
A press release from Myrtle Beach Police Captain Joey Crosby states Karisa Shyanne Daniels was wanted for a robbery September 4 at Romeo’s Pizza and another robbery on Sept. 10 at the Ocean Dunes Resort.
She faces two counts of armed robbery, two counts of kidnapping, two counts of possession of a firearm during a violent crime for the Myrtle Beach robberies, police confirm.
From inside the Henrico County Jail, Karisa Daniels told News13 sister station WRIC that she didn’t want to go to jail.
“I was under the influence, and I was extremely high and, you know, just sitting in here today, I’m like, ‘What have I done?’” lamented Daniels.
According to investigators, Senior Trooper C.A. Putnam tried to pull the North Carolina woman over for speeding.
Daniels said she stopped but “as soon as he got out of the car I took off.” “And I left from where he was at and then next thing I know he’s right behind me again.”
The police pursuit ended miles later when Daniels found herself at a dead end.
“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.
State Police say Trooper Putnam never fired his weapon. Neighbors say they only heard one shot.
Daniels tried to run away, but Henrico police arrested her at a nearby home.
The 23-year-old admits she’s a convicted felon who was illegally carrying a gun and driving on a suspended license. She’s now charged with the attempted capital murder of a police officer and using a gun to commit a felony for the shooting.
“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.”
She added that she thinks the charges are excessive.
“And now they got me with this ridiculous charge, attempted capital murder, and I shot him in the freakin’ arm, you know,” she said.