CHICAGO (CBS) – Prosecutors said on Sunday that a woman shot dead her son in the South Chicago neighborhood because he would not return a memory card that was in his car and said he did not know where it was.
Fallon Harris, 37, is charged with the murder of her 12-year-old son, Kaden Ingram. She was ordered to be held without bail on Sunday.
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In an offer Sunday afternoon, the Cook County State Attorney’s Office said at 10:14 a.m. on Saturday at a house in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue, Harris confronted his son about the Secure memory card. Digital of her vehicle that she herself had removed from the car. the night before.
Video inside the house captured Harris demanding at gunpoint that his son give him the SD card, prosecutors said. Kaden did not produce the SD card, so Harris shot him, prosecutors said.
At the time, Kaden was conscious and crying, prosecutors said. The initial shoot was not captured on video, but was captured on audio, prosecutors said.
Harris then went to answer the phone right after shooting her son, then returned to Kaden and asked for the SD card again, prosecutors said. The boy said he didn’t know where the SD card was, so Harris shot him again, prosecutors said.
This time, a video captured Harris shooting his son with a silver gun, prosecutors said. He collapsed on the ground, prosecutors said.
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Kaden died at the University of Chicago Medical Center, prosecutors said.
Harris admitted over the phone to two family members that she shot her son because he did not want to return the SD card, prosecutors said.
Family members then called police and Harris’ husband, who met with police at the house, prosecutors said. Harris admitted to officers that she shot her son, and officers found him on the kitchen floor, prosecutors said.
Meanwhile, Harris led police towards the weapon she had used, prosecutors said.
Family members have reported that Harris displayed paranoid behavior. She had a concealed carry permit and owned two firearms, prosecutors said.
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If found guilty, she faces a life sentence, prosecutors said.