Woman charged with going into police headquarters, opening fire at lobby office window

Woman charged with going into police headquarters, opening fire at lobby office window

(As originally published, Mon, October 9th 2023, 3:44 PM EDT)

BRISTOL, Conn. (TND) — One police department headquarters became a crime scene when a woman walked into the lobby and fired multiple rounds.

It happened late Thursday night in Bristol, Conn.

Police said Suzanne Laprise, 51, was aiming for the front lobby desk office window. Luckily, nobody was there at the time and the bullets didn’t penetrate the bullet-resistant glass.

Officers tried to negotiate with Laprise but they said she shot more rounds toward them, prompting one officer to return fire.

Eventually, she put down her gun, was arrested without any serious injuries, and spent a night in a hospital for evaluation.

Woman charged with going into police headquarters, opening fire at lobby office window
Suzanne Laprise faces several criminal charges and her bail was set at $3 million, Oct. 6, 2023. (Bristol Police Dept.)

Now, she faces several criminal charges: attempted murder with special circumstance, illegal discharge of a firearm, illegally carrying firearms under the influence of drugs or alcohol, criminal use of a weapon, violation of pistol permit requirements, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, criminal mischief-1st degree, reckless endangerment-1st degree, and breach of peace-2nd degree.

Laprise’s bail was set at $3 million. No possible motive has been released.

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