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(INDIANAPOLIS) — An 18 year old has been arrested in connection with the murder of Amanda Blackburn, who was shot in the head during an alleged home invasion in Indianapolis.

Indiana Metropolitan Police Department released a statement to the media, “We are thankful to our federal, state and local partnerships that aided in the apprehension of the suspect in this terrible and senseless crime. All victims of criminal homicides deserve closure, and as a community we must send a collective message that violence is not option,” said IMPD Chief Rick Hite.

Police reported a handgun had been found near the home Blackburn shared with her husband and son earlier this month. The weapon was submitted for testing at a crime lab to determine whether it was connected with the Blackburn killing, IMPD Lt. Richard Riddle said last week.

Pastor Davey Blackburn found his wife’s body when he returned from the gym. He told ABC News’ Good Morning America, “Amanda didn’t have an enemy in the world. I can’t imagine any reason why. That’s why this has baffled us as much as anybody.”

“That’s why we’re trusting the investigators. They’ve been so good to us through this whole process, trying to keep us up to speed on what they have,” he said.

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