Hopewell Fire Department honors slain Richmond Fire Lieutenant

Hopewell Police say Ashley Berry was shot and killed Thursday  (Source: Richmond Fire Department)
Hopewell Police say Ashley Berry was shot and killed Thursday (Source: Richmond Fire Department)(Richmond Fire Department)
Published: Nov. 30, 2019 at 11:48 AM EST
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HOPEWELL, Va. (WWBT) - Hopewell Fire and Rescue is paying tribute to a Richmond Fire Lieutenant shot and killed on Thanksgiving Day.

Crews placed a thin red line bearing Lt. Ashley Berry’s name 'End of Watch 11-29-19′ across the City of Hopewell seal on their emergency vehicles Saturday. The department credits firefighters and medics who started their careers in Richmond before transferring to Hopewell for coming up with the tribute.

Lt. Berry, 33, was shot Thursday night in the 1000 block of Sunnyside Avenue at 11:39 p.m. She later died at VCU Medical Center.

She had been a dedicated firefighter with the department for eight years. She was recently promoted to the Richmond Fire Marshals Office, this past year. She leaves behind three children.

The men and women of Hopewell Fire-Rescue continue to stand with our brothers and sisters to the north of us. We want...

Posted by Hopewell Fire & Rescue on Saturday, November 30, 2019

A silver or gold in color SUV was seen speeding away after the shooting.

Anyone with information on this crime who wishes to remain anonymous can contact the Hopewell Prince George Crime Solvers at (804) 541-2202.

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