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Richmond Firefighters Mourn for Slain Lieutenant

Lieutenant Berry was killed on Thanksgiving evening

FirefighterNation Staff

RICHMOND, Virginia – Firefighters gather in Richmond tonight and on Friday and Saturday to mourn the loss of one of their own.

Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services Lieutenant Ashley Nicole Berry was fatally shot on Thanksgiving night, according to WTVR.

Family members told the press that Lieutenant Berry’s last act of service was to push her five-year old son down to protect him when the shooting occurred.

The shooting occurred in Hopewell where Berry was for a visit just before 11:40 p.m. Thursday.

Hopewell police were called to the 1000 block of Sunnyside Avenue for a shooting and found Berry seriously wounded.

She later died at the hospital.

As the investigation into the shooting continues family members made a plea before the public for the shooter to turn their self in.

The Richmond Department of Fire and Emergency Services has announced plans for Berry’s funeral:

Public Vigil
Thursday December 5, 2019
Huguenot High School
7945 Forest Hill Avenue, Richmond, VA 23225
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Public Viewing
Friday, December 6, 2019
Mimms Funeral Home
1827 Hull Street, Richmond, VA 23224
9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Celebration of Life Ceremony
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Second Baptist Church
300 Broad Rock Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23234

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the RFD Foundation Memorial account in her honor.

Donations will be accepted at either Richmond Fire Police Credit Union locations on 900 Hermitage Road or 200 W. Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia, 23220.

Please designate all donations with a declaration of “Attention: LT Ashley Nicole Berry.”