YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police are investigating the reported burglary of a home where a Youngstown murder victim had been staying.
Thirty-three-year-old Reshaud Biggs was shot in the head in the 300 block of Lucius Avenue around 3 a.m. Sunday. He died from his injury.
Monday, police received a report that the home where Biggs was staying on Caledonia Street was burglarized.
One of Biggs’ roommates told police that he returned home around 5 a.m. Sunday to find that the door had been kicked in and the house had been ransacked. Someone started a fire on the bed and stole a TV, according to a police report.
Police aren’t tying the two crimes together at this time.
Police Chief Robin Lees said it’s not that unusual for word to spread that homes would be empty — making them potential targets for other criminals.
“Actually, I’ve seen it where you walk out of a house in a drug raid, and you’ve made an arrest. You know, it’s not unusual for people to descend upon that house, and again, try to take whatever they can,” he said.
As for the homicide investigation, Lees said detectives are following up on leads and looking for possible suspects.
Biggs had a lengthy criminal history and was supposed to have reported to Community Corrections Monday for a cocaine trafficking conviction.
He died the day before, though.