Kimberly Joy Richardson, 25, Was Shot Dead Saturday Near the Triangle Town Center Mall
On Saturday night near Triangle Town Center mall in Raleigh, a 25-year-old woman was shot dead by her partner Daniel Joseph Steele after having just finished shopping and was walking back towards her car when Daniel Joseph Steele shot her and is being charged with second-degree murder and felony assault against an unborn baby in her death. Police located Remington 380 weapons and ammunition from their Snowcrest Lane residence as well as an ultrasound photo showing an ultrasound picture of their baby due to court documents; questions remain for him while he remains jailed.
Kimberly Joy Richardson discovered her passion for acting at an early age, becoming involved with her first stage production at 12 years old. With natural talent for the craft and undeniable versatility on display through her many roles played convincingly – from wealthy bank robbers caught in bank heists to endearing homeless women; from sneaky foster moms who cared little to Red Cross workers in 1967; Kimberly has brought many different characters alive onstage and screen alike.
Kimberly struggled to speak when calling 911 following her boyfriend’s shooting; only briefly managing to state her name and address before being cut off.
Police discovered the victim lying in the roadway with a gunshot wound to her head, shortly before driving them both to WakeMed where an emergency C-Section was performed and is expected to survive.
Clarence and Demetrius Richardson and Gideon Richardson remain her closest surviving relatives; her mother Jacqueline Sinclair from Fargo; two sisters Krystal Richardson and Monica Richardson as well as Bishop Benjamin Richardson’s wife Michelle Jones reside in Columbus as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Kimberly was actively engaged with both her church and community. She served on the Hospitality committee of 1st Mansfield District under Supt. Henry J. Bradley and was also a member of New Jerusalem Progressive COGIC under Bishop William Morgan James; she frequently attended COGIC National Conventions as well. Kimberly leaves behind family and friends to mourn her passing, with funeral services set for Sunday afternoon at noon; please visit our Memorial Page to leave messages or order flowers in their memory.