Police are begging for someone to come forward and reveal the man that shot the 28-year-old pregnant mother in the head during a burglary.
The 28-year-old pregnant wife of a pastor in Indianapolis has been shot to death by a man who was stealing TVs and electronics from houses in the neighborhood, police say.
Surveillance cameras have captured the man’s face but police have not yet been able to identify him, and so authorities are asking for someone to come forward and name the suspect, according to an Associated Press report.
The man is suspected of killing Amanda Blackburn, husband of Davey Blackburn, a local pastor. The woman’s fetus, which was 13 weeks along at the time, did not survive. The couple had a 15-month-old son who was in a crib upstairs at the time of the attack.
Police described the assailant as a black male between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a slim to medium build. He was wearing a hoodie at the time, and his age is unknown. Police have obtained a good picture of him from the surveillance cameras in the neighborhood, but haven’t been able to identify him.
Neighbors had seen the suspect walking around in the vicinity of Blackburn’s home in what is normally a very quiet neighborhood. Investigators think he may have seen Davey Blackburn leave to go to the gym at 6:10 a.m. He would come back a couple hours later to find his wife badly wounded. Police think the shooting happened shortly before 7 a.m.
Police were able to pull images from at least three security cameras in the neighborhood. They showed the suspect as well as a dark SUV fleeing the scene, which investigators think was loaded with stolen televisions and a laptop.
Amanda and Davey Blackburn founded Resonate Church in 2012 after moving to the area from South Carolina.