YOUNGSTOWN - Police found large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and a firearm at the home of a man who was gunned down outside a South Side bar early Friday morning.
Police Chief Rod Foley said Saturday detectives serving a search warrant at the Lucius Avenue home of Curtis Moses, 41, found the items just hours after his death. It was the city's 16th homicide of 2012.
Reports state Moses was in his car outside the bar he managed, the Partners Jazz & Blues Lounge at Oak Hill and Falls Avenue, about 2:45 a.m. Friday when someone fired several shots at him, then ran away west on Falls Avenue.
Foley said the way Moses was killed led detectives to believe that someone had something personal to settle with Moses. There was no evidence that Moses was robbed when he was killed, Foley said.
''The person who walked up to the car wanted to make sure he was dead for the number of times he shot him,'' Foley said.
He said investigators are trying to find out who Moses may have been arguing with recently.
By the numbers
16: Number of Youngstown homicides so far this year.
9: Number of those homicides that occurred on the city's South Side.
23: Number of homicides in all of 2011.
34: Number of Youngstown homicides June 14, 2011, until now.
''We're thinking there was a recent beef because this was so personal and vicious,'' Foley said.
There are a couple of people police do want to talk to, but in the early stages of the investigation, there is no particular suspect that has been developed yet, Foley said.