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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – A Lexington mother says she won’t stop talking about her son’s murder until it’s solved. It’s coming up on one year since Dominico Cloyd was killed and since no one has fessed up to the murder, Cloyd’s mother is hoping someone will come forward to Crime Stoppers with information on the case.

No mother is ever prepared to say, ‘I’m the parent of a murdered child,’ but that’s Paula Marshall’s reality every day. “Someone has to speak up for my son,” Marshall said. And, it might as well be me.”

Over the summer Marshall sat down with the creator’s of a YouTube channel called Project Body Bag. On it, you’ll find tough conversations with some in our city suffering the most. Marshall explained how she worried about her son growing up in Lexington’s East End. And, when he did get into trouble, she said she reached out to programs to try to get him on the right path and was told Cloyd “wasn’t bad enough.”

In late January, she got the call that her 18-year-old had been shot, sitting in a car near the intersection of N. Upper Street and Idaho Avenue. Detectives said the bullets that flew that afternoon hit several cars and the 18-year-old Cloyd.

“We do believe it was a drive-by and multiple vehicles were hit,” said Det. Anthony Delimpo. “We don’t know if Mr. Cloyd was the intended target or not, but he was the only one that sustained injury and ultimately died from those.”

Cloyd fought his injuries at UK Hospital for days. Every day since Marshall has fought to find out who was responsible for her son’s death.

“I just want them to own up to what they did. If they felt at the time they were man enough to make a decision take someone’s life, they should be man enough to own up to it.”


If you know anything about the murder of Dominico Cloyd, you can anonymously submit your information by calling 859-253-2020 or submitting the tip on You don’t have to leave your name or phone number and your information cannot be traced. Crime Stoppers will pay $1,000 if your tip leads to an arrest.