Search for Endangered Woman Led to Torrington School Lockdown

Friday, Jan 17, 2014  |  Updated 11:36 PM EDT
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Search for Torrington Woman Led to Lockdown

NBCConnecticut.com and Torrington Police

Police said they are looking for Laura Perez Shaw, who is accused of firing several shots in the wall of her Torrington home this morning during a domestic dispute.

A Torrington woman who police said fired shots into a wall of her Torrington home this morning has been taken to Charlotte Hunderford Hospital to be evaluated, according to police.

Police searched for Laura Perez Shaw, 49, for hours and the incident led to precautionary school lockdowns.

No one was injured when shots were fired, police said. and Shaw did not have a weapon when she fled from her home.

Police became involved when Shaw's ex-husband went to the police department around 11 a.m. to report a domestic disturbance in the morning at the home the former couple shares, police said.

He told officers he was having a conversation with his former wife inside their residence at 130 Berry Street and Shaw became extremely excited and depressed. At one point, she reportedly fired several rounds from a handgun into a wall of the home, police said.

Police said they have recovered the handgun.

Police found Shaw in the Roosevelt Avenue at 2:15 p.m.

Shaw was charged with breach of peace, criminal possession of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment, and larceny in the sixth-degree.

The investigation is ongoing.

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