Search for man suspected of setting ex’s bedroom on fire with her inside

Posted at 11:47 AM, Sep 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-16 12:05:26-04


KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The search is underway for the man investigators say started his ex-girlfriend’s bedroom on fire with her inside.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is looking for 18-year-old Adam David Shigwadga.  He is a white male, 5’7″ tall and approximately 130 pounds.  He has shorter brown hair that the picture provided by detectives.

“He is known to frequent the Kalamazoo south and east side as well as Paw Paw,” stated the news release Tuesday morning.

kzoo assault and arsonPolice said Shigwadga broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house late Monday night, assaulted her with a weapon, and then set fire to her bedroom with her still inside.

This all happened at a home on Prospect in Kalamazoo at around 10:15 p.m. on Monday.  Officers say the estranged boyfriend assaulted his ex-girlfriend in her bedroom, leaving her with critical injuries.  He then set fire to the bedroom.

Family members of the victim confronted him, but he jumped out of a second-story window and ran away from the scene.

Officers credit a neighbor for springing into action with fire extinguishers, helping to prevent the fire from spreading and doing more damage.

The victim is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

Police believe the suspect may have been injured after jumping from the second-story window.