By Sunnews Times Editor.
A 37 year old mother, Fallon Harris, in Southern Chicago has in a fit of rage shot dead her 12 year old son, Kaden Ingram, for not producing a missing memory card.
Kadem was found unconscious on the kitchen floor with multiple bullet wounds on his head on September 11.
Harris is now facing a first-degree murder charge for allegedly shooting her young son.
She was arrested on Saturday in connection with her son’s homicide in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue, according to reports by the Chicago Tribune.
Harris, a city laborer, was ordered to be held without bond at her first court appearance on Sunday.
Cook County prosecutors said during the hearing that Harris pointed a gun at her son around 10:15 a.m. and questioned him about a digital storage disc.
Video footage from inside the home showed the mother demanding at gunpoint that her son produce the card.
When the son couldn’t produce the disc, Harris allegedly shot him, though authorities said the shooting was not captured on video but was captured on audio.
At that point, prosecutors said, the boy was conscious and crying, then Harris went to answer a phone call, when she came back, she asked him again about the card, and when he could not produce it, . Authorities said video captured Harris shooting the boy one more time with a silver revolver.
Harris answered the door when police officers arrived at the scene, telling them she shot her son and leading them to the weapon she used.
The boy was transported to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:51 a.m.
The medical examiner’s office said Ingram suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the head. The agency ruled his death a homicide.
Lavell Ingram, Ingram’s father and Harris’s estranged husband, said that the family had been worried about Harris’s mental health.
“We didn’t know that this was going to transpire, “We had told her to get help. I guess it finally reached its boiling point.” END