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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run Saturday in Richmond.

Officers responded to Walcott Place near Creighton Rd. at 6:07 a.m. where they discovered 32-year-old Latoya Hopkins, of the 2200 block of Creighton Rd., pinned underneath a car. Hopkins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Hopkins family told CBS 6 someone shot the woman and she was run over trying to get help. Detectives have not confirmed that information. They added Hopkins, a mother of three, had a zest for life and they could not understand why this happened.

"She [was] always out here with the children from [what] I've seen and everything--running around here with the children and stuff," one neighbor said about Hopkins. "I'd like to know what made people want to kill that girl like that."

Police asked anyone with any information to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.


  • Jazhaun

    Lee…… Do you think that her family would like to hear some unrealistic joke like that? No we wouldn’t! I say we because that was my family member. What if that was you mother? Because yes she do have children. What if that was your daughter? Because yes her parents are stil here in pain! Some people just need to think befor posting things that may turn out to hurt the family and love ones of the victim! I will prey for you!

  • Dre

    Rest In Paradise Toya. Gone to soon, you are in a better place. I know your babies are going through it but you have some good friends and family here so they will be good. Hearts are heavy in richmond today. Always loved will be missed but never forgotten

  • Jodeci

    I love you baby girl, gone to soon but will never be forgotten… you are a great friend, mother, daughter, to everyone you loved. I cherish our friendship forever, Ima be there for your mother and the kids love you R.I.P my ride or die! – Jody

  • Ronnetta Baker

    My heart goes out to the family and friends loosing a loved one is never easy. I pray you all get through this painful time the best way possible.

  • graig

    really?you people cherish your freebies and obama more then life.Gimmie a break.its not til one of you die that you cherish life.delete the post,the truth hurts.Babies?so im assuming she was a married women with one father,yea im one whos tired of paying your bills.

  • Ebony

    I can’t believe your really gone I just gave you a big hug the other day I seen you at the store Toya you will truly be missed why would someone do this to you gone too soon I’m praying for your kids, family & friends R.I.P boo

  • Glen Allen

    How sad, and unnecessary. I do not understand how someone could do this. How will her children ever be able to understand this? I have never even heard of the victim, but my heart hurts for her friends and family this Christmas. As for who did it, ……seems to me they should ask whoever owns the car.

  • Shanney

    Rest in peace Toya my prayers goes out to your family your children wilk be in good hands with your mom and family…

  • Shon

    I didn’t know her personally, But my condolences go out to her CHILDREN and family this is so sad smh I hope they find out who did it and give them the maximum sentence this just ain’t right RIP Latoya a beautiful Angel called home way too soon..

  • QITA

    RIP TO A GOOD AND FUN FRIEND!!! Love u much boo. U will be missed and never 4gotten. Will be happy to do what i can 4 the kids. A JOYFUL AND BEAUTIFUL GIRL GONE TO SOON!!!!

  • jenny

    I’m trying to understand how they can call it a “hit and run” when the car is still there. I thought “hit and run” described hitting someone while driving and then driving off. At any rate, yes, question the owner of the car, and has anyone noticed that the person driving this car went off the road to hit her? That definitely looks like premeditation and no accident. Regardless, I’m very saddened to hear news like this, especially for her three kids. May you all find peace of some kind this Christmas.

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