Havelock man who shot officers died in prison

Richard Berry

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – The man who shot three Havelock officers died while serving his sentence at Raleigh’s Central Prison, according to a North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokesman.

A judge sentenced Berry in February 2014. The spokesman told WNCT Berry died of natural causes on Thursday while at Central Prison’s hospital.

Richard Berry had been serving three consecutive sentences for Assaulting a Police Officer and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

On Valentine’s Day in 2013, the officers responded to Berry’s home on Webb Boulevard for a report he was firing a gun. Berry was 60 years old at the time. Prosecutors say Berry shot three officers in the hand when they tried to enter his bedroom.

He injured Lt. Brian Borton, Sgt. James Fahestock and Patrol Officer Loren Boone. All three recovered.

 

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s