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Update: Family of Slain Black Female Fire Lieutenant Speak Out
RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The family of the Richmond Fire Lieutenant killed by gunfire thanksgiving night, spoke out about their incredible loss, Tuesday morning, at the Richmond Fire Department Headquarters.
Lt. Ashley Berry’s father, Waverly Berry, was surrounded by members of the Richmond Fire Department, as he revealed that his daughter shielded her five-year-old son from the bullets. Lt. Berry and her son were standing on Sunnyside Avenue in Hopewell, after celebrating Thanksgiving, when she was shot and killed.
Waverly Berry said Lt. Berry, a mother-of-three, protected her young son from the hail of gunfire that was senselessly fired at them, pushing him to the ground to shield him.