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Published on: Wednesday, August 29, 2012

By Jim Davis

A 17-year-old honor student was shot and killed last Wednesday night during a home invasion in Kettering.

According to Prince George’s County Police Department spokesman Cpl. Larry Johnson, patrol units were called to the 100 block of Chartsey Street for a reported shooting around 10:30 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found the 17-year-old girl slain in her bedroom. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has been identified as Amber Stanley, an honor student at Flowers High School, who had dreams of attending Harvard University and becoming a lawyer.

Police officials said an adult male suspect kicked in the front door of the home and shot Stanley multiple times while she was sleeping.

The mother and the victim’s two sisters were in the home at the time of the shooting, but they were able to escape to safety.

Police believe this is an isolated incident and that the public is not at risk.

Residents in the area were shocked to hear about the shooting. Neighbors said the area is very quiet and nothing like this ever happens.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the PGPD’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), text “PGPD plus your message” to CRIMES (274637) on your cell phone, or go to to submit a tip online.

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