Anthony Stanley, Father Of Amber Stanley Who Was Fatally Shot At Home, Speaks To 9 News

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KETTERING, Md. (WUSA) -- Anthony Stanley had to bury his daughter Saturday after the 17-year-old Flowers High School student was gunned down in her own bed in her Kettering home the night of August 22nd.

"Parents aren't suppose to bury their children. They should bury us. There was no greater feeling than to hold and hug my daughter. She's going to be greatly missed," Stanley said about his daughter Amber Stanley. 

A broken down father who has lost his daughter is now lost without her.

"She meant so much and I'm so proud of her. I can never get that back."

He's a father who is grasping for answers, but really can't explain why his daughter was murdered.

"It could've been jealousy. I don't know. There's too much teen violence. As a parent you try to figure it out. There's nothing in her life to warrant dying the way she did."

Anthony Stanley says people in the home at the time of the shooting told him the shooter who kicked in the door and shot his daughter in her bedroom wore a mask.

Police say the gunman walked out of the home and may have tried to blend in with the neighborhood.

"A police officer told me it looked like a professional hit. Now why would someone want to go after a Jehovah witness? An honor roll student?"

Neighbors told 9News Now, police were called to the home last month regarding a complaint from a foster child.

Stanley says the foster child had a troubled background but didn't know anything further.

With no answers, loved ones are left with a huge hole in their heart for a teenager who seemed larger than life.

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