Indianapolis Pastor’s Wife Found Shot In The Head; Police Investigates Possible Robbery

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Amanda Blackburn was found shot in the head inside her Indianapolis home on Tuesday morning, by her pastor husband who was returning home from the gym. Davey Blackburn returned home to find that someone had broken into the couple’s home and shot his 28-year-old wife Amanda. The pastor found their 1-year-old son unharmed and his pregnant wife unconscious with a gunshot wound in the head.

According to the Canada Journal on November 13, Amanda was rushed to the hospital where she later died from her injuries. Police have said very little about possible suspects, but “Fox and Friends” live on Friday morning report that her husband, Davey Blackburn is not considered a suspect.

Police looked at different surveillance cameras and were able to confirm that the pastor was not a suspect in this case. He had been at the gym and returned home, which was confirmed via the cameras from the gym and along the way of the route he took.

Law Enforcement believes Amanda was a victim of a home robbery, as there have been a rash of these in the area recently. A neighbor of the Blackburn’s said that he had just recently talked with Amanda about the home robberies.

Amanda, who was 12-weeks pregnant with the couple’s second child, was home with her son 1-year-old son Weston. The toddler was found sitting in another room by Davey Blackburn when he returned home and found his wife shot. According to MSN News, the shooting took place at about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

Davey and Amanda Blackburn moved from South Carolina in 2012 to Indianapolis to start the independent Resonate Church, which is located on the north side of Indianapolis. The police are investigating the shooting as a robbery, but few details were made available about the attack on Amanda.

Davey Blackburn said to the media:

“My wife was such a beautiful, gracious, loving woman of God. I have not only lost my ministry partner and support but also my very best friend,” Davey Blackburn said in a statement Wednesday. “There is no way to prepare yourself for circumstances like these. As deeply as I am hurting I am hopeful and confident that good things will come of this.”

No suspect information has been made available, but Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Sgt. Kendale Adams said detectives are “following up on several leads,” according to MSN.

Source: The Examiner

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