(Senatobia, MS) A 36-year-old man was found dead early Monday morning, after police say someone invaded his home.
It happened in the 100 block of North Heard Street in Senatobia, Miss.
Neighbors in his trailer park said Edgar Gomez was a friendly person, always cracking jokes and teaching the neighborhood kids how to speak Spanish.
Stacy Jackson and her husband live right next door to Gomez, and were woken up at around 1 a.m. Monday when police knocked at their door.
“The reason I got so upset, it could have been us. It could have been any of our neighbors,” Jackson said.
She said she met a niece of Gomez’s Monday afternoon and cried with her.
Jackson said she’s praying for his family.
“Keep our community safe, people. Stop trying to rob and steal when there are other things you can do with your time,” she said.
Neighbors reported seeing police go door to door in the search for possible suspects. Police did not give any suspect description, but asked the public to call Crime Stoppers with any information at (662) 301-1111.
Though police have not confirmed how Gomez died, neighbors said he was shot to death.
Senatobia Police Chief Steve Holts would not say if anything was stolen from the trailer.
“We haven’t had anything like this happen since 2004, nine years ago,” he said.
Holts said he has extra patrols out everywhere, and advises people to secure their homes and cars.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting the Senatobia Police Department, as is customary in these cases.