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Court documents: Indy murder suspect admits to killing wife – Indianapolis News | Weather Indiana | Indiana traffic

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – An Indianapolis man arrested Saturday morning for his role in a west side murder admitted on camera to his wife’s murder.

The woman was identified by the Marion County Coroner’s Office as 26-year-old Amber Cooley.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says officers were called to a home in the 3000 block of Skylar Drive around 7:15 a.m. on a report that someone had been shot. They later found the scene in the nearby 3000 block of Armory Drive.

That’s in a residential area near West 30th Street and North White River Parkway East Drive.

A probable cause statement obtained by News 8 says when IMPD arrived, they were greeted by Robert leaving the residence through an open garage door. Officers say they saw blood on his clothing.

Court documents say: “Cooley saw the officers and said, ‘I did something bad. I need to go to jail.'” Robert was also heard on officers’ bodycam footage admitting, “I took my wife’s life.”

They entered the house and found Amber with a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives spoke with Robert’s brother, Garrett, who said Robert and Amber had been having ongoing problems and had had an argument on Friday. Garrett told investigators that his brother was very upset, and around 7 a.m. Saturday, he FaceTimed him to say, “I just killed Amber, man.”

In an interview with officers, court documents show Robert admitted to hitting and then shooting his wife. He also told police he had slit her throat with a razor blade he had hidden in a shoebox.

Robert was then taken to the Marion County Jail and held without bond. He faces a preliminary murder charge for Amber’s death.

Officer Tommy Thompson, a public information officer with IMPD, told News 8 at the scene: “We want to say first and foremost that this family is grieving. Again, we want to tell people not to turn to firearms if you have problems.”

Thompson said IMPD chaplains and Department of Child Services staff responded to the scene to assist with the family and child.

Help is available for victims of domestic violence. Below is a list of suggested resources on the Domestic Violence Network website:

Mental health resources