Skip to comments.Girl’s violent death stuns P.G. neighbors
Posted on 08/24/2012 9:07:48 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A 17-year-old Prince Georges County honor student who aspired to attend Harvard University was killed in her bedroom after a gunman burst into her house, police said Thursday a crime considered unthinkable to residents who remembered the girl for her ambition and intellect.
The shooting occurred at about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday inside a split-level home on a quiet street of single-family houses in the Kettering neighborhood. Detectives are investigating a report that the gunman came through the front door, made his way into the house in the 100 block of Chartsey Street and shot Amber Deanna Stanley.
Other family members were inside during the ordeal, but police said they fled at some point. Officials on Thursday had no suspect description and did not speculate about a motive.
Amber was a senior at Charles H. Flowers High School, where officials described her as well-liked and scholarly and said she planned to become a doctor.
She had the grades, SAT scores and the attitude to attend any college in this country and succeed, Flowers High School Principal Gorman Brown said.
Amber was among 500 students enrolled in an advanced science and technology magnet program. Her death took an especially hard toll on the 100 or so seniors in the program with whom she attended classes for the past three years, Mr. Brown said. Grief counselors were on hand Thursday, just the fourth day of the school year, to talk with students and staff.
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Maryland “Freak State” PING!
That whole area is a hole.
The grody armpit of Maryland, which is otherwise a more reasonable place than one might think.
That’s not a random shooting.
So obviously it wasn't a robbery.
(tinfoil hat on) Maybe this is part of a plan to get rid of the best and brightest in our nation.
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
No, doesn’t sound random at all. The shooter seems to have known exactly what he was doing, where in the house he was going. He apparently broke in the front door and went right to her room.
May have been an angry ex-boyfriend.
What did we EVER do to give you the impression that this is a reasonable place?! Maybe out in the deep countryside of Washington County, and in some backwoods areas of the Eastern Shore, but otherwise, no.
I wonder if “snitching” might be involved here.
Heh, heh, I’ve been camping out in Hagerstown because that’s cheaper. (Cheaper yet to hole up in Pennsylvania though.) Maybe that’s why. All the rednecks there.
No mention if it might be a jealous classmate?
“Maybe out in the deep countryside of Washington County”
A shout-out to my hillbilly homies!
That thought did occur to me. Probably not the first time if they were in serious academic competition. But that’s a lot bolder than you think of most nerds being. Also, at some level stupider if the killer wasn’t sure no one in the family had firearms. PG just generally sux.
SALLY!!! I FORGOT YOU WERE HERE!!!
Could we meet? Before I go hole up in Pennsylvania?
There haven’t been any reports about her social life, just academic. Could be an angry beau, and that would explain how the killer was so familiar with the house’s layout.
When are you going to PA?
I have a lot of stuff going on and not much ‘me time’ right now.
Could take off a warm day and get the bikes out.
Well, the article says that there was a call to the house on August 17th for an assault (no charges filed), and she had tweeted that she had been fighting with her FOSTER SISTER...so I guess we can start there.
“Other family members were inside during the ordeal, but police said they fled at some point. Officials on Thursday had no suspect description and did not speculate about a motive”
Nobody saw the killer or we’re just not describing the killer, as usual?
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