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The suspect is described as a male between 5'4'' and 5'9'', with a slim to medium build

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November 17, 2015 11:55 AM

Indianapolis police have released two surveillance photos of the suspect who is believed to have fatally shot an Indiana pastor’s pregnant wife during an attempted home invasion.

Davey Blackburn came home from the gym on Nov. 10 and found his wife, 28-year-old Amanda, unconscious on the floor. She had been shot once in the head and died a day later after being taken off a ventilator.

The suspect is described as a male between 5’4” and 5’9”, with a slim to medium build. Authorities believe that the man, captured on surveillance footage at a home a few doors down from the Blackburns’ residence, planned to rob the family. Officials have said there was no “forced entry” into the Blackburns’ home, but have not elaborated on what that might mean, according to The Indianapolis Star.

Amanda and Davey, who moved to Indianapolis to start a church in 2012, had recently announced that they were expecting their second child. The couple were already parents to a toddler son, Weston, who was home at the time of the shooting, but was unharmed.

Last week, police in Indianapolis vowed that they would catch Amanda’s killer or killers. “For those who killed Amanda, we are coming,” said Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter in a press conference Friday.

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On Sunday, thousands gathered for a memorial at Traders Point Christian Church in Amanda’s honor.

“Amanda was a gift from day one,” said her mother, Robin Byars, in a video that played during the service. “I’m not just exaggerating because I’m emotional right now and I’m sad. That girl didn’t give me five minutes worth of trouble in her life.”

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