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Amber Kent, Congress Heights stabbing victim, dies

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The suspect in the killing of Amber Kent, who was stabbed several times and killed in Congress Heights Monday morning, has been arrested, ABC 7 has learned.

Amber Kent, 29, was stabbed and killed Monday morning. (Photo: Facebook)

The suspect is identified as 31-year-old Cydrisse Alvin.

MPD spokesperson Tisha Gant says the stabbing happened in the 3400 block of 13th Place SE just after 9 a.m. Police found Kent, who had been stabbed repeatedly, unconscious on the scene. She later died at a local hospital. 

ABC7’s cameras were there when Alvin, suspected of killing her best friend just hours before, showed up at Malcolm X Elementary Monday afternoon while on the run from police.

Alvin's daughter attends the school and police were ready in case she showed up. Alvin's own mother was desperate after the arrest and learning her granddaughter would be placed in protective custody.

Sources suspect Alvin was under the influence of PCP and was mad that Kent wanted to end their friendship.

Sadly, Kent's own 6-year-old daughter was home when, police say, Alvin stabbed Kent.

The two women lived across the hall from each other on the 3rd floor.

After Kent died at the hospital, the situation turned chaotic at the apartment building when neighbors and family say Kent's boyfriend attacked the father of Alvin's daughter.

While Kent's family comes together to grieve, their only piece of comfort is that the woman suspected of killing her is behind bars.

 

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