Search continues for Richmond mom’s killer

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The weekend hit and run death of a Richmond mother remains under investigation by Richmond Police. LaToya Hopkins, 32, was found pinned under her car outside her Creighton Court apartment building early Saturday morning.

Teddy bears and a cross, a make-shift memorial, now mark spot where Hopkins was killed.

Why she was killed is a question next door neighbor Janet Wright can’t figure out.

“You don’t hurt people like that. I don’t care what they do, what they might have said,” Wright said. “There’s nothing that a person could have done for you to hurt them the way that you did, to hurt her kids, devastate a family, to hurt their mom.”

Hopkins was the mother of three children.

Friends and family hope the driver who hit Hopkins comes forward to take responsibility for their actions.

“You tried to play God, but you are not God,” Wright said. “What you need to do is come forth because you need to be punished for what you did to that young lady.”

On Saturday, some family members told CBS 6 someone shot Hopkins and then ran her over as she ran for help. On Monday, other family members questioned the truth behind the shooting report.

Richmond Police asked anyone with information about the crime to call Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.

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