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Teen Arrested In Amanda Blackburn Case
Updated November 23, 2015 8:39 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Indianapolis Metro Police have arrested 18-year-old Larry Taylor on a preliminary charge of murder in the Amanda Blackburn case.

Taylor is one of four men who were questioned in Amanda Blackburn's murder. Taylor is currently in the Arrestee Processing Center.

Sources say an undercover officer spent all day Sunday to get Taylor in custody. Sources say police were warned that Taylor may have been armed.

28-year-old Amanda Blackburn's husband, Pastor Davey Blackburn, found her shot November 10 when he returned home from a workout at the gym.

Officers with the Violent Crimes Unit, Gang Task Force, and United States Marshals Service were able to take Taylor into custody Sunday without incident.

In a statement, IMPD Chief Rick Hite said, "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 an option. Our detectives have worked tirelessly going days without sleep to solve murders in our city. With the assistance of Assistant U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler and Prosecutor Terry Curry justice will be done!"

Jail records show a second person of interest questioned in the case, Jalen Watson, remains behind bars on an unrelated charge. Watson has not been charged in the Blackburn case.

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