Tragic: Kentucky Mother Killed In Front of 8-Year-Old Son on Mother’s Day

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The deadly shooting of a woman in front of her 8-year-old son in Okolona remains under investigation.
Angelina Pressley, 27, was shot and killed on Mother’s Day at about 3 a.m. in the 4900 block of Creek Pointe Terrace, just off of Preston Highway. 

Pressley was on her way home after attending a Derby Party, family members, said.

Police said she was walking across a parking lot near her apartment, when a man approached her and fired off several shots before taking off.

“I heard someone, a female, come down the stairs, yelling call 911 and I was already on the phone by that time calling the cops,” said Toni Meier, who lives in the apartment above Pressley’s unit.

The woman running down the stairs was neighbor Brandy Gregory.

Gregory heard what she believed was two gunshots.

Several neighbors rushed to perform CPR on Pressley, who was lying in the parking lot.

Gregory ran to Pressley’s 8-year-old son.

“I told him I was like, ‘You just got to breathe.’ I said, ‘There’s a good chance Jesus is not ready for Mommy. Mommy will be back.’ … Sorry it’s still emotional,” Gregory told WLKY.

Pressley, who lived at the apartments, was engaged to be married.

Police call the shooting tragic.

“He purchased a necklace for her earlier in the week and he was really looking forward to giving it to her on Mother’s Day. At the time I don’t think he understood the gravity of the situation. I don’t think he was aware his mother has passed,” Lt. Todd Kessinger said.

They said her son was able to offer some details, but it’s not enough to release a suspect description. Police also said the motive is unclear.

That’s why police are asking for the public’s help.

“We made every effort to reach every person that was there, that could have witnessed the incident, but today we’re asking that if there’s somebody that has information that we didn’t speak to or if there’s somebody that knows something to go ahead and reach out to us and call us,” Kessinger said.

WLKY spoke with the little boy’s grandmother. She said her grandson is holding up about as well as can be expected.

The grandmother is joining police in asking anyone with information to call the anonymous police tip line at 502-574-LMPD.

Source: WLKY Louisville | [Lauren Adams]