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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A pre-school aged child was left alone after his grandfather was shot and killed in the middle of the night in south Louisville.
Louisville Metro Police say they are investigating a homicide near the corner of Sylvania Road No. 4 and Memory Lane.
Louisville Metro Police spokesman Dwight Mitchell told reporters that at 10:30 Thursday morning, EMS was dispatched to a home at that location on a medical run.
When EMS technicians arrived, Mitchell said, they found the body of Michael Doss, who neighbors say was in his late 50s, and that there was "enough evidence to appear that this was a homicide that occurred inside the home."
Mitchell would not elaborate on what that evidence might be, citing that the case was an ongoing investigation, but he did say that "this is a homicide" and homicide detectives are investigating.
Shelby Robinson is a neighbor who says her father found Doss, after the man's grandson -- who she said was about 3 or 4 years old -- told him that his grandfather had been shot.
"He was a really good man," she said tearfully about the man known as Big Foot. "I can't believe anybody would want to do this to him. He was a really good man. He'd give you the shirt off of his back. He's got -- all that's his family down there. Everybody loved him. I can't believe nobody would want to hurt him like this. He was a really good guy. He never did anything wrong. He always helped -- if you needed something, he would give it to you. He was a really good guy."
Robinson said Doss had a female friend, "but other than that, he kind of stayed by his self. His grandkids stayed with him. He was really close to his grandkids. He was a really good papaw."
Robinson said some neighbors heard gunshots and breaking glass overnight, but no one did anything.
"Around this neighborhood, it's very common to hear stuff breaking, gunshots -- we hear it all the time," Robinson said.
Mitchell said anyone with information is asked to call Louisville Metro Police at 574-LMPD.