LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It appears someone tried to alert police things were not right on Maravian Drive in the Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood before four people were shot Sunday morning.
Police said they got the call around 6 a.m. on July 15 of a panic alarm at the home in the 6100 block. When they showed up they found someone broke had broken into the back door. Inside police found four people had been shot. Three of those shot, a mother and her two boys, were all dead.
Monday Goldsmith's family was trying to figure out why. Omega Goldsmith broke down as she described her younger sister, Sadé Goldsmith,26, as a nurse and a mother who wrote poetry and loved kids and life. Omega said she was on a break at work when she learned someone not only shot and killed Sadé, but her two little nephews John Devine Junior, 6, and JonT Devine, 5.
Police said right now they are waiting on that fourth person who was shot and taken to the hospital to recover from his surgery before they can say for certain what happened. Omega said she has her suspicions. She put the blame on Goldsmith's ex-boyfriend John Devine Senior, who is also the father John and JonT. "For me to believe that he would do that to them is, there are no words," said Omega.
Devine has been convicted three times of assaulting Goldsmith. The last case was back in 2006. However, there are no court records that show she ever filed a protective order against him. Omega said their mother had recently been concerned about Goldsmith's safety, adding it was just two weeks ago Goldsmith moved into the house on Maravian. "She was just a strong determined female that she just, I think she just thought she could carry more on her shoulders than she could."
It's a strength Omega and her family will have to find now every time they see the pictures of the loved ones they've lost.
WAVE 3 confirmed there is a John Devine who is recovering from surgery at University of Louisville Hospital, but police will not confirm if he was the fourth person shot. Police will not say if they believe all four people shot were the only people involved in Sunday's killing. They do say they don't believe there's any need for the community to be concerned about their safety.