UPDATE: One suspect sought in fatal Richmond shooting


UPDATE POSTED 5:15 P.M. (WTVQ)- Richmond Police say they are searching for one person in connection to the deadly shooting near EKU’s campus.

According to police, they responded to a reported burglary where shots were fired at 1:43 A.M. to a residence attached to Visiting Angels Home Care on E. Main St. They say when they arrived they, found Freddie Biggs, 59, of Waco, Ky., shot. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

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Officers say they were told an unknown male forcibly entered the residence and later fled the scene after Biggs was shot.

Police says Biggs was living in the apartment with a friend.

If anyone has information about this investigation, you’re asked to call (859)624-4776 or email detective@richmond.ky.us.

UPDATE POSTED 6:30 A.M. (WTVQ)- The Madison County coroner has confirmed a man has died after a shooting near Eastern Kentucky University. He says Freddie Joe Biggs of Waco was killed.


RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – An all-clear has been sent after a secure in place message was ordered overnight on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus.

According to the alert from EKU, the order was issued because of a shooting that happened shortly after 2 A.M. Friday near campus on Main Street.

The alert said police were looking for at least one suspect who may have run in the direction of campus. Students were told to secure in place, hideout and barricade doors and windows, in the message.

This is a developing story. Check back with ABC36 for more information.



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