(12 p.m., 02-06-2007) The Orlando Police Department is adding an additional
charge of Attempted First Degree Murder.
Date of Release: 02-05-2007
Time of Release: 5:30 p.m.
Time: 3:50 a.m.
Location: 5501 Cargo Road (Orlando International Airport
Police Incident: 2007-47314 (Arrest NASA Astronaut)
Lisa Marie Nowak (Arrestee) drove from Houston, Texas to Orlando, Florida in
order to meet Colleen Shipman (victim) at the Orlando International Airport.
Once Shipman arrived at the airport, Nowak followed Shipman to the blue lot
where Shipman had parked her car. As Shipman gets into her car, Lisa Marie Nowak
approaches Shipman’s car, slaps the window, and tries to open the door. When
Shipman will not open the door, Nowak begins to cry. Shipman cracks the window
of her car at which time Nowak sprays pepper spray into the vehicle. Shipman is
able to drive away from Nowak and ask for the Police.
Nowak and Shipman were both in a relationship with another Astronaut. Nowak felt
that she needed to meet with Shipman and discuss the details of their
relationship with the male Astronaut.
Lisa Marie Nowak
Attempted Burglary to a vehicle with a Battery,
Destruction of Evidence.