Police in Indianapolis said they are zeroing in on the burglar who shot and killed the pregnant wife of a pastor inside her home during a botched robbery and vowed to bring the gunman to justice as quickly as possible.
“To the individual who committed this crime: You are not as good as you think you are. You left behind evidence. We have found it,” Indianapolis Metro Police Major Eric Hench declared at a press conference on Friday.
“And we will find you. And we will not stop until we get you,” he said.
Police revealed that they have surveillance video of the man they believe broke into the home of Pastor Davey Blackburn and his pregnant wife Amanda on Tuesday night.
Davey Blackburn came home from the gym about 6:30 p.m. and found his wife Amanda shot in the head. She and the unborn child she was carrying died a short time later. The couple’s toddler, who was also in the home at the time, was not hurt.
Hench pleaded with anyone with information abut the case to come forward immediately: “Let’s bring this case to justice and bring closure to the Blackburn family and peace to our community.”
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IMPD Police Chief Rick Hite said detectives had collected evidence that links the shooting of Amanda Blackburn to a break-in hours earlier along the same street.
Indianapolis Metro Police Captain Craig Converse admitted during Friday s press conference that the suspect’s name is still unknown to authorities at this time.
“For those who killed Amanda, we are coming,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter.
The Blackburns moved to Indianapolis in 2012 to start the Resonate Church, a mission geared towards young Christians. The Blackburns recorded an intimate series of videos that included frank discussion about their relationship woes.
Before they were married, the couple dated long-distance, never spending more than a few weeks together. After exchanging vows, the pair struggled to gel, the videos detail.
In a recent sermon, Davey Blackburn said that his wife took a purity pledge as a teen, promising to refrain from kissing a man until she was wed. She never forgot that vow, he said.