A story in last week’s Washington Post noted the tragic death of Christopher Perry, a student at Grace Brethren Christian School, a ministry of Grace Brethren Church, Clinton, Md. (Irving Clark, pastor). A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
A 48-year-old Prince George’s County woman was charged with first-degree murder Friday after shooting her 17-year-old son inside their home, police officials said.
Angelique Chase of Clinton was being held without bond. Her son, Christopher Perry, had been shot once.
Police said an argument between the two led to a “physical struggle,” before they were separated by a third family member who was in the house at the time. Chase ordered the family member to the basement shortly before the shooting, court documents show. Few further details were released.
Danzel Harris, 24, a next-door neighbor who had known Chase and Perry for about 10 years, described Perry as a pleasant young man.
“He was a good kid, very respectful,” Harris said. “He was the nicest kid, been like that since he was little.”
The teenager was a senior at Grace Brethren Christian School, less than two blocks from the red brick home where he lived along Buckler Road. “A nice kid, and he was loved,” said George Hornickel, director of the school.
Just before 9 p.m. Thursday, the Prince George’s 911 center received a call from Chase, saying her son had just been shot, according to police arrest records. Arriving officers found her son on the living room floor. He was taken by medevac to a hospital and pronounced dead at 11:01 p.m.
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