City's 100th homicide victim was about to be a father

Neighbor describes 100th homicide victim as ‘good guy’
Christopher Goldsmith (Source: Photo submitted)
Christopher Goldsmith (Source: Photo submitted)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – For the first time in four decades, the city of Louisville has reached 100 homicides.

Police found 32-year-old Christopher Jearell Goldsmith shot multiple times outside a home in the 700 block of Camp Street on Saturday afternoon. He died a short time later at University Hospital.

"I don't know what went down, but he was a good guy," said a neighbor in Shelby Park who wished to remain anonymous. "Much love out to him and his family. We're losing entirely too many people, for no reason."

Neighbors say Goldsmith had a girlfriend and a child on the way.

Goldsmith is the metro's 100th criminal homicide of the year. It's a tragic milestone, said Louisville Metro Police Department spokesperson Dwight Mitchell.

"It's as worse as the first one we had back in January," Mitchell said. "It's a very tragic thing that's happened in our community. All of the homicides have been just unfortunate. They've been senseless in many cases and there's probably no basis for this one as well."

Camp Street is no stranger to this violence. In August, just a block from Saturday's shooting, a man his 20s was shot and killed. The incident happened hours after LMPD Chief Steve Conrad led a peace walk in the neighborhood.

People who live in the community say they're tired of the nonsense.

"It's a lot of love around here, a lot of love, (but) everybody just gets caught up. It's the hood though," the neighbor said.

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Police do not have any suspects in custody. If you have information, please call 574-LMPD.

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