Woman killed in front of son was daughter of hit-and-run victim

Woman killed in front of son was daughter of hit-and-run victim
The scene at Cooper Creek Village Apartments on Sunday when Angelina Pressley was found shot to death. (Source: Miles Jackson/WAVE 3 News)
The scene at Cooper Creek Village Apartments on Sunday when Angelina Pressley was found shot to death. (Source: Miles Jackson/WAVE 3 News)
Fontaine Jeffery was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Jan. 23, 2015. (Source: Facebook)
Fontaine Jeffery was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Jan. 23, 2015. (Source: Facebook)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A woman who was shot and killed outside her apartment while her 8-year-old son watched was the daughter of a woman who died in a hit-and run crash last year.

Angelina Pressley died from multiple gunshot wounds after being shot at Cooper Creek Village Apartments early Sunday morning.

WAVE 3 News is not identifying Pressley's son, but he and his father spoke to reporter Maira Ansari on Monday.

"She was a very nice and good person to everybody," Angelina's son said.

According to family, Angelina, her son and her fiancé were coming home from a Derby party Sunday morning when Angelina was shot outside her apartment.

Angelina's son said he had something special for his mother for Mother's Day.

"Flowers, a card, a bracelet," Angelina's son said.

The gifts she'll never get. A memorial now sits outside Angelina's apartment where she was killed.

Darren Brasher is the father of Angelina's son, he dated Angelina for years and continued a positive relationship with her. Brasher said he's worried about what his son saw.

"He's 8 years old he's gotta go the rest of his life without his mother," Brasher said. "His best friend, they best friends. She loved him with everything in her. Vice versa, he loved her."

This isn't the first time Angelina's family has had to deal with heartache.

"We just lost our mom," Angelina's sister, Alesha Murray, said.

Angelina and Alesha's mother, Fontaine Jeffery, was killed on Jan. 23, 2015 after she was hit by two vehicles in the area of 2nd and Jefferson Streets while leaving work.

Alesha's family dealing with tragedy not once, but twice.  They are grateful Angelina's son is alive. They hope whoever killed Angelina, turns himself in.

"Whoever did it broke a lot of hearts," Murray said.

"You are coward," Brasher said. "To take a woman's life on Mother's Day in front of her son, you a coward."

According to JCPS, Angelina was an Exceptional Child Education Instructional Assistant at Waller-Williams Environmental School.

Police have not made any arrests in the case. If you have any information, call (502) 574-LMPD.

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