Former Connecticut state worker fires multiple rounds inside a police station lobby after banging her handgun on the protective glass in yet to be explained meltdown last week
Suzanne Laprise, 51, entered the Bristol Police department Oct. 5, around 11:30 pm, holding a gun to her head
The former state employee fired shots at the windows, ceiling and toward officers before she was taken into custody
She was transported to Bristol Hospital for evaluation before being held on $3 MILLION bond after meltdown released
Bullets did not penetrate the reinforced glass and no one was hurt before LaPrise was taken into custody
Laprise is facing charges of attempted murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal carry of firearms under the influence, criminal use of weapon, violation of pistol permit requirements, illegal possession of large capacity magazine
She also faces charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and breach of peace
Surveillance footage captured a former Connecticut state worker Suzanne Laprise, 51, entered the Bristol Police department on Thursday around 11:30 p.m. when she stormed to the front and began shooting
Surveillance footage captured a former Connecticut state worker having a violent meltdown in a police station where she shot at the protective glass and repeatedly held the gun to her head.
Suzanne Laprise of Plainville, entered the Bristol Police department on Thursday around 11:30 p.m. when she stormed to the front and began shooting.
Security footage shows the former state employee wearing a red jacket, rush into the police station with a gun held to her head.
The 51-yearold former state employee made her way to the empty front desk and started banging on the windows with her weapon while smoking what appeared to be a cigarette.
Laprise is next seen then firing several rounds at the glass before taking off her jacket. Police said the bullets did not penetrate the glass.
Suzanne Laprise, [photo], entered the Bristol Police Department Thursday night with a gun held to her head. She fired rounds into windows, the ceiling and at officers before she was taken into custody. The bullets did not penetrate the reinforced glass.
Surveillance cameras caught the actions of former state worker Suzanne LaPrise as she approaches and fires gunshots aimed at a police station lobby
She then sat down on a bench 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.
According to a statement from the Connecticut Inspector General’s office, during the efforts Laprise fired additional rounds in the direction of the officers.
The former Connecticut state employee approached the police station front desk and banged on the windows with her gun. She then fired shots into the bulletproof glass. The bullets did not penetrate the reinforced glass.
In the footage recorded by police body camera footage officers are heard asking if the windows are bulletproof as gunshots ring out.
One of the officers behind the glass returns fire, sending off two shots. The bullet-resistant glass stopped all rounds from within and without and no one was hit.
Once Laprise put her weapon down, the video shows officers rushing towards her.
Police said that ‘deployed an electronic defense weapon’, before taking her into custody.
Police body camera footage shows them firing shots at Laprise before taking her down and into custody. She reportedly, was using a gun that belonged to her boyfriend, a retired New York cop
Surveillance video shows the officers take down the shooter. Police said they deployed an electronic defense weapon before taking LaPrise into custody
She was taken to Bristol Hospital for evaluation and was later released.
Laprise is facing charges of criminal attempted murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal carry of firearms under the influence, criminal use of weapon, violation of pistol permit requirements, illegal possession of large capacity magazine, criminal mischief 1st degree, reckless endangerment 1st degree and breach of peace 2nd degree.
Suzanne Laprise was arraigned Friday in state Superior Court in New Britain, CT, facing f criminal attempted murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal carry of firearms under the influence, criminal use of weapon among other charges
She worked for the state Department of Developmental Services for 12 years, which helps people with disabilities, according to Hearst Connecticut Media.
CT Insider reported that Laprise had said earlier in the night at a nearby sports bar that she was going to the police station to tell them to ‘kill me or I will shoot them.’ It is unclear what prompted her meltdown.
She was using 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 date is scheduled for October 17.