Cops: We Know Who Killed Pastor's Wife

They have photos but they need a name
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 14, 2015 9:02 AM CST
Cops: We Know Who Killed Pastor's Wife
Davey and Amanda Blackburn with their young son, who was home when she was fatally shot.   (Resonate Church)

Police in Indianapolis say they have made a breakthrough in the murder of a pastor's pregnant wife and they are closing in on a suspect. "We know who killed her; at least we have a picture of him," a police spokesman told a Friday press conference, per the Indianapolis Star, though he added: "We don't know the name." Police have described the suspect as a black male 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-9, with a slim to medium build, and they say he was probably watching the house when pastor Davey Blackburn went to the gym early Tuesday morning, leaving wife Amanda Blackburn home with their 1-year-old son, reports NBC. She was shot in the head during what police believe was a robbery.

Police believe the same suspect broke into a nearby home before he targeted the Blackburn residence. At the Friday press conference, police described the crime as "random" and said there was no sign of forced entry into the home, reports the Star, which notes that police made it very clear that they are furious about the murder and are determined to catch the culprit. "To the individual who committed this crime, you are not as good as you think you are. You left evidence behind, and we will find it. We have found it," Indianapolis Police Chief Rick Hite said. "We will not stop until we get you." (Amanda Blackburn was 12 weeks pregnant, which could get her killer an extra 20 years in prison.)

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