Trial date set for Culpeper officer accused in bizarre traffic stop shooting

Culpeper Officer

CULPEPER COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A trial date has been set for the former police officer accused of shooting and killing a woman during a bizarre traffic stop.

The Culpeper Star-Exponent reports that Daniel Harmon-Wright will be tried on Jan. 22. Additionally, the judge is considering a request to move the trial from Culpeper to Lynchburg.

Investigators said Harmon-Wright shot at Patricia Cook seven times in a church parking lot back in February, killing her.

Harmon-Wright said he was talking with Cook, who was inside her Jeep, when she took off and dragged him. But an eyewitness says the officer was not dragged by the vehicle.

Harmon-Wright has since been fired from the Culpeper Police Department.

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