Pastor’s pregnant wife dies after being shot during ‘random’ home invasion

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A husband is mourning the death of his wife, who became the target of a home invasion early Tuesday morning.

Police say 28-year-old Amanda Blackburn was shot in the head during a home invasion Tuesday morning.

Her husband, Davey Blackburn, found her unconscious on the floor when he returned home.

The couple’s young son was also home at the time of the shooting, but was not injured.

Authorities tell FOX 59 that they believe this was a random act and no arrests have been made.

The couple moved from South Carolina to Indianapolis in 2012 to start the Resonate Church.

Together, the couple had a young son and Amanda was 12 weeks pregnant with their second child at the time of the shooting.

Davey Blackburn released the following statement on Wednesday:

“It’s impossible to communicate all the emotions my heart has been forced to process. 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. 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 from this. I rest in the truth of Romans 8:28 that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose.”

“Thank you for understanding my desire to take these next few days to continue to grieve for Amanda Grace. My focus right now is to let The Lord minister to my heart as I continue to shepherd little Weston’s. I’ll be taking this time to focus on being a great follower of Jesus, dad, family member, and pastor to our growing church.”

“Amanda made it her life’s calling to love and serve everyone she knew. Even more, she has made it her life’s mission to see as many people as possible come to know Jesus as their personal Savior. I know that in her death and legacy even more people will come to a saving faith in Christ. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt her desire for me would be to continue what we’ve started here in Indy. I hold firm to the belief that God is still good, that He takes our tragedy and turns it into triumph, and that the best truly is yet to come.”

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