Hit-and-run: Woman found pinned under car

Posted at 9:16 AM, Dec 07, 2013

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.