24-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of Ex-Girlfriend

24-Year-Old Arrested for Murder of Ex-Girlfriend


Indiana State Police Jasper Detectives are investigating a murder in Perry County and located 24-year-ole Phillip Taylor on Sunday, who was taken into custody and arrested on a warrant for Murder.

Philip Taylor

On Saturday, February 12, Tell City Dispatch received a 911 call reporting shots fired in the 5000 block of Antler Lane shortly after 11:00 PM. 

Police found Amber Willis, 24, shot dead. She was Taylor’s ex-girlfriend.

Officers worked throughout Saturday night and into the next morning attempting to locate Taylor as he was considered armed and dangerous. 

At approximately 8:30 Sunday morning, information had been obtained that Taylor was possibly in the English, Indiana area. 

While detectives were searching the area Taylor was believed to be, he was located and taken into custody without incident. 

Taylor was transported to the Perry County Jail where he is being held with no bond for murder. 

Perry County Deputies and a Trooper responded on Saturday and upon arriving located a shattered glass sliding door and bullet casings. 

Officers announced their presence loudly into the residence, but, received no response. 

Officers then entered the residence and while looking for a suspect or any injured persons, an adult female was located in a back bedroom. 

It appeared Willis had been shot and displayed no signs of life.  Responding officers did not locate a suspect in or around the residence. 

ISP Investigations and Crime Scene were called to the scene. 

During the investigation it was determined Taylor was a person of interest into the shooting. 

Assisting at the scene: Perry County Sheriffs Department, Tell City Police Department, Perry County EMS, Perry County EMA and the Perry County Coroners Office.