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Police following leads in murder of a Louisville mother

Dominique Carter-Bryant (Source: Family photo) Dominique Carter-Bryant (Source: Family photo)
Belinda Carter Belinda Carter
Lt. Barry Wilkerson Lt. Barry Wilkerson
LMPD detectives investigating the scene at the Salisbury Apartments. LMPD detectives investigating the scene at the Salisbury Apartments.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Louisville mother is murdered outside her apartment and police need the public's help with the case. 

Dominique Carter-Bryant was shot multiple times near 22nd and Magazine Saturday morning. Louisville Metro Police say it's a complicated case and they are exploring every angle and every tip coming in. The family of the victim is begging for answers. 

"I had a dream this morning that my daughter was calling out to me," said Belinda Carter, Dominique's mother. "She was laying like this on the concrete and called out to me said ‘mamma.' And I woke up and I know that was my daughter calling out to me this morning." 

Dominique, 30, was murdered early Saturday morning at the Salisbury apartments after a night out with friends. Belinda Carter doesn't believe the murder of her daughter was random. 

"Now I don't have a daughter, someone took my daughter's life," said Carter. "Somebody has got to know they killed my daughter out right. They killed her. It wasn't robbery. They killed my baby." 

Dominique's husband and 11 year old daughter, Tatiana, and niece were at home when it happened. 

"At this point we don't believe anyone else was with her," said LMPD homicide Lt. Barry Wilkerson. 

Metro police are releasing little about the case, but do say that they are following up on leads. They haven't released a motive.  

"If we try to focus too narrow on the investigation we might lose information so we keep a broad investigative approach when we look at our fresh cases," said Wilkerson. 

As for Belinda, she says her daughter would have celebrated her 31st birthday in just a few weeks, too young for her to be gone. 

"A parent never puts her children down, we are supposed to go first," said Carter. "How am I supposed to raise a little girl? Her mother is supposed to be raising her. I don't know what I'm gonna do without her. That was the love of my life.  My kids are the love of my life." 

Dominique was successful in her job in the insurance business. 

She has two brothers. One has flown in from Japan as the family prepares for services.

If you have any information, call 574-LMPD (5673).

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