Havelock man who shot officers died in prison

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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.

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