A Chicago woman has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for the death of her 12-year-old son. The murder took place Saturday morning in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Fallon Harris allegedly shot and killed his son Caden Ingram when he accused him of stealing a memory card from his computer. He was said to have confronted her and demanded that she return the card he had last seen in his car.
The 37-year-old mother allegedly became violent when she was told she did not have it. He shot her once and demanded that she return the item. But when he refused to know where it was again, he shot her a second time.
According to Assistant State Attorney Eugene Wood, the 12-year-old was conscious but was crying after the first shot. Chicago Tribune.. But one after the other, he lay injured and unconscious on the kitchen floor. Harris eventually called a couple of his relatives to find out what he had done, which prompted them to alert the police and the boy’s father.
Harris, who worked for the City Department of Transportation, allegedly responded through the front door when police arrived. She even took them to the silver killing weapon. The violent attack was captured on surveillance footage inside the house. The victim’s father eventually found his son irresponsible on the kitchen floor before taking him to hospital for treatment.
However, the boy did not recover from his injuries when he was later admitted to the University of Chicago Medical Center. A coroner’s report from the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office revealed that he died at 10:51 a.m. from multiple gunshot wounds to the head.
Cook County prosecutors said Harris had a hidden weapon license. Relatives also told officers that she had been misbehaving, which led to the murder. She complained that people had come to pick her up. There is no mention of why she was so adamant about recovering a lost memory card. Judge Maryam C. Marubio then ordered the accused to remain in court without bail.