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Woman who struck, killed woman in Shockoe Bottom hit-and-run, sentenced to 25 years

Posted at 4:48 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 18:33:15-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond woman who struck five people with car outside a Shockoe Bottom nightclub, killing one woman, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison.

Earlier this year, Shiauna Harris pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, malicious wounding, and attempted murder in the June 2019 hit-and-run.

Harris, who was 21 at the time of her arrest, got into a fight outside Image Restaurant and Lounge, along the 1700 block of E. Main Street, at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, according to witnesses.

Following the fight, Harris drove a car into several people along E. Main Street in Richmond's Shockoe Bottom neighborhood.

Shanice Woodberry, 22, was hit and killed. A medical examiner's report listed Woodberry's cause of death as blunt force trauma to head and neck.

Brittany Summers, a 29-year-old mother of three, was seriously injured.

Summers and Woodberry did not know each other.

Neither woman was involved in the fight, according to witnesses.