Shocking Moment Former Connecticut State Worker Fires Multiple Bullets Into Police Station Lobby After Hitting Protective Glass With Her Gun: Suspect Is Held On $3 MILLION Bail After Meltdown
- Suzanne Laprise, 51, entered the Bristol police station on Thursday with a gun to her head
- The former state employee fired shots into the windows, ceiling and at officers before she was taken into custody
Surveillance footage shows a former Connecticut state worker having a violent meltdown at a police station, shooting at the protective glass and repeatedly holding the gun to her head.
Suzanne Laprise, 51, entered Bristol police at around 11.30pm on Thursday when she rushed to the front and started shooting.
Security footage shows the former state employee storming into the police station with a gun to her head.
She walked to the empty reception desk and started banging on the windows with her gun while smoking what appeared to be a cigarette.
Laprise then fired several rounds at the glass before taking off her red jacket. According to police, the bullets did not penetrate the glass.
Suzanne Laprise (pictured), 51, entered Bristol police on Thursday evening with a gun to her head. She fired bullets at windows, the ceiling and at officers before being taken into custody
She then sat on a couch in the lobby and held the gun to her head and is seen firing a round into the ceiling before officers approached.
Body camera footage shows officers assessing the situation from the hallway before attempting to have an open dialogue with the shooter.
The Connecticut The inspector general’s office said during the efforts, Laprise fired additional rounds in the direction of the officers.
In the body camera footage, officers can be heard asking if the windows are bulletproof as gunshots can be heard.
Officer Spencer Boisvert returned fire, firing two shots. The bulletproof glass stopped all rounds and no one was hit.
Once Laprise put her gun down, the video shows officers running toward her.
Police said they “deployed an electronic defense weapon” before taking her into custody.
The former Connecticut state employee approached the police station’s front desk and banged on the windows with her gun. She then fired shots into the bulletproof glass
Police body camera footage shows them firing shots at Laprise before arresting her and taking her into custody
Surveillance footage shows the officers tying her to the ground. Police said they deployed an electronic defense weapon before taking her into custody
She was taken to Bristol Hospital for evaluation and was later released.
Laprise is charged with attempted murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal carrying of firearms while intoxicated, criminal use of a weapon, violating pistol permit requirements, illegal possession of a large capacity magazine, criminal mischief 1st degree, reckless endangerment 1st degree and breach of peace 2nd degree.
She worked for twelve years for the Ministry of Development Services, which helps people with disabilities Hearst Connecticut Media.
CT Insider reported that Laprise said earlier in the evening at a nearby sports bar that she was going to the police station to tell them to “kill me or I’ll shoot them.” It is unclear what prompted her meltdown.
She used a gun that belonged to her boyfriend, a retired New York police officer.
She is being held on a $3 million dollar bond and her next court appearance is scheduled for October 17.