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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.

7 comments

  • Ebony Fisher

    TOYA YOU WILL BE MISSED I KNOW SOMEONE SEEN OR HEARD SOMETHING PLEASE SAY SOMETHING WE NEED TO PUT HER KILLER BEHIND BARS SHE DIDN’T DESERVE THIS SHE WOULD NEVER HURT ANYONE SHE WAS A GOOD MOM DAUGHTER & FRIEND R.I.P. BOO WE LOVE YOU

  • meggemann

    I’m just not following the logic of this story. The incident is described as a “hit and run”. She was found lying under a vehicle, which now is described as her own vehicle. An earlier story said she was shot, and attempting to flee for help. I struggle to wrap my mind around that, and have it all somehow, make sense, in a logical sequence of events.

  • shana

    so sorry for the families loss. Sad situation. Hope you are able to get some closure. Someone had to have seen someone driving her car…. They are bound to have finger prints

  • Clay Morrow

    How come it isn’t being rule a homicide? I doubt it was an accident where the driver fled the scene…typical RPD trying to manipulate crime stats. If someone intentionally runs over somebody with a car, then I would imagine that would be the same as them shooting them with a gun. Am I wrong???

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