The tragedy of losing a mother was compounded as an 8-year-old child witnessed his mom shot dead on Mother’s Day. This past holiday police say that Angelina Pressley, 27, of Louisville, Kentucky was outside her apartment complex when her fiancé and son were confronted by a lone gunman. The man ran across the parking lot and pointed the gun at her son first, then turned the gun on Pressley and shot her multiple times. He then fled the scene and remains at large.
Her son Darrien had a necklace he had purchased as a Mother’s Day gift and was excited to present it to Pressley, whom he called “super mom.” Tragically, he was unable to give the gift to his mother before she was shot dead. A neighbor heard the gunshots and ran to comfort the child, who was visibly traumatized. The neighbor told the boy “to breathe” and “There’s a good chance Jesus is not ready for Mommy. Mommy will be back.”
But his mother was not coming back. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital from her wounds. Police tried to question the little boy and his response broke the officers’ hearts. According to Louisville Metro Police Detective Todd Kessinger, “He said that his favorite thing in the world to do was to spend time with his mother, and he was exceptionally excited that night because he had bought her a necklace that he planned to give her on Mother’s Day. Unfortunately, somebody came and shot her right in front of him and he never had the opportunity to give her that necklace. 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.”
Police currently have no leads or suspects in the case and do not know if Pressley was targeted for murder.