A Louisville, Kentucky, boy sadly had to face the horror of watching his mother’s murder on Mother’s Day.
According to LEX18, the woman was shot and killed early Sunday morning, on Mother’s Day, outside of an apartment complex in southern Louisville as her 8-year-old son watched.
The Louisville boy and his mother were reportedly walking home from a Kentucky Derby party when someone shot the boy’s mother and fled the scene.
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According to WAVE 3 News, Angelina Pressley, 27, was shot around 2:50 a.m. Sunday at Cooper Creek Village Apartments. Her 8-year-old son witnessed the shooting.
Neighbor Brandy Gregory shared how the horrible scene played out.
“He was hysterical just screaming, ‘Mommy don’t die! Mommy don’t die! Mommy don’t die!’ and I was trying to calm him down.”
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Pressley died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to the body, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Eddie Robinson.
According to Lt. Todd Kessinger, head of the Louisville Metro Police Department’s homicide unit, a description of the suspect has not been released.
Kessinger said the Louisville boy told him he was excited about Mother’s Day.
“He told us that the thing the he loved more than anything in the world was spending time with his mother. He was exceptionally excited for today because he had bought her a necklace. Unfortunately, somebody came and shot her right in front of him and he never had the opportunity to give her that necklace.”
Kessinger added that he hopes the emotional story of the Louisville boy’s tragic loss will bring people forward to help find the person responsible for the murder of the boy’s mothers.
“Anybody out there who has information and hears that story, how can they not call or come forward.”
Gregory, who came out of her apartment when she heard the shots fired, said she lives at the complex where the Kentucky boy and his mother live. Gregory said she saw her occasionally but didn’t know her well, adding that now she never will.
“Knowing that it was right before Mother’s Day, and he lost his mom…that could’ve easily have been me and my boyfriend and my daughter.”
Pressley was pronounced dead before she could be taken to the hospital.
No further information has been released due to the pending investigation.
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The boy is now in the care of other family members, Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell said.
Police have made no arrests and named no suspects, and the motive for the Mother’s Day murder is unknown. Mitchell said police have not determined if Pressley was targeted.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Louisville Metro Police Department’s Anonymous Tipline at 574-LMPD.
The story about this Louisville boy and his terrible story is unfolding and will be updated as information becomes available.
(Image via Facebook/Angelina Pressley)