Shooting victim's son speaks after his mom is killed on Mother's - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Shooting victim's son speaks after his mom is killed on Mother's Day

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An eight-year-old boy witnessed his mother's murder on Mother's Day. WDRB sat down with the young boy and his father, who both desperately want answers.

Keeping his son's identity hidden for his safety, Darren Brasher opened-up after learning the mother of his child was murdered. He said his eight-year-old son witnessed everything.

“That's the worst part about it is that he was there, that he has to have that picture in his head for the rest of his life,” Brasher said.

Police say Angelina Pressley was shot and killed at the Cooper Creek Apartment Complex off Preston Highway. It happened just before 3 a.m. on Mother’s Day.

Her body was found outside the complex.

Brasher says his son is lucky to be alive. “The main thing he saw was an individual, a male with a gun and he also said with a knife and that he pointed the gun at my son's stomach,” Brasher said. “Angelina ran and slipped and from there she was gunned down.”

“We’re going to get him counseling and everything, but my son's eight years old and he has to go the rest of his life without his mother. That’s his world.  She’s his world,” Brasher explained.

He and Pressley dated for about eight years, and later decided to co-parent. Brasher said she worked with special needs children at Jefferson County Public Schools.

“I see her as literally my best friend. After we split up, we talked every day,” he said. “She wouldn't hurt a fly. She wouldn't harm anyone, had no problems. I couldn't imagine anyone who would want to harm such a beautiful person.”

This family is no stranger to tragedy. The victim's mother, Fontaine Jeffery, was hit and killed by a car in downtown Louisville last year. A wrongful death lawsuit was later filed against WHAS TV News, a sports reporter, a tow truck company and its driver in connection with the death of a woman who was hit, when she fell in a downtown Louisville crosswalk in January.

“I'm his father; I'm here to protect him. I want to be able to provide him answers and I can't provide him the answers.” Brasher explained. “I want you to come forward, not for me, but for my eight year old, our eight year old. He needs justice, come forward.”

Police do not believe this is a domestic crime. If you have any information, you’re asked to call 574-LMPD.

If you'd like to help support the victim's 8-year-old son, click here.

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