A Chicago mother allegedly shot and killed her 12-year-old son on Saturday while raging over the loss of a memory card.
According to Cook County Attorney Eugene Wood, Fallon Harris, 37, shot her son, Kaden Ingram, twice in the head mid-morning Saturday after Kaden told her he didn’t know where the memory card was.
The incident took place on a home security system at their South Chicago home.
A witness called police after finding Kaden in their kitchen with multiple gunshot wounds to his head, unresponsive.
He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. He is now one of 60 victims of the city shooting over the weekend.
Harris is now charged with first-degree murder and is being held without bail while awaiting a mental health evaluation.
Her relatives say she has been experiencing mental health issues in recent months, and prosecutors allege she was “paranoid” during a preliminary hearing on Sunday.
Harris faces life in prison if convicted.
Fallon Harris, 37, was charged last weekend with first-degree murder after allegedly shooting her 12-year-old son, Kaden Ingram (right), in an assault over a missing memory card
During the hearing, Wood claimed the incident started around 10:15 a.m. Saturday, when Harris confronted her son about the whereabouts of a digital memory card she had taken from her car.
It’s unclear what was on the memory card, but when Kaden told his mother he didn’t know where the card was, Harris allegedly pointed a silver revolver at Kaden’s head and fired a non-fatal shot.
Audio evidence recovered from the home’s security system revealed that the first shot left Kaden “conscious and crying,” Wood said, according to the Everyday beast.
While lying on the high tide, Wood claimed, Harris answered a phone call, before returning and again demanding Kaden to flip the memory card.
He once again told his mother that he didn’t know where the memory card was, and Harris was said to have fired a second and fatal shot to the head – an incident Wood said was clearly captured on camera.
At that point, Wood claimed, Harris called two relatives and admitted to shooting her son over the missing memory card.
Those relatives then called the police and the boy’s father, who met officers at the crime scene.
When they arrived, Wood said, Harris confessed to the shooting and showed them the weapon. She had a concealed carry permit, officials said, and owned two rifles.
Ingram’s dad said he liked professional wrestling, anime, video games and history
Harris was a Chicago Department of Transportation employee who exhibited “paranoid behavior” in the months before the deadly shooting, officials said Sunday, and after her arrest, Wood said Harris burst into tears and asked, “Can I talk to my mother? ‘
She was released on bail on Sunday and Judge Mary Marubio signed a care order allowing her to be evaluated.
Relatives were reportedly concerned about Harris’ mental health before and encouraged her to see a therapist — which she did for the first time on Friday, according to the Chicago Sun Times.
“We didn’t know this was going to happen,” said her estranged husband, Lavell Ingram, who is also Kaden’s father. “We told her to get help. I think it has finally reached its boiling point.”
He said he stayed close to Harris for their son’s sake.
‘She loved [Kaden] more than anything in the world,” he said. “I don’t think she even understands what happened.”
“I’m losing a young god,” Ingram said of his son. ‘I’m losing a young genius.
“I’m losing everything I had in this world. Everything.’
Ingram said that Kaden was fond of professional wrestling, anime, video games and history.
But he was just one of at least 60 people shot in 40 shootings across the city between Friday night and 11:59 p.m., Chicago police said Monday.
Other victims include four people who were shot in a drive-by Saturday night and six people who were shot just after 9:30 p.m. Sunday night as they walked to their vehicles. WTTW.
The weekend before, six people were killed and at least 61 others were injured in shootings, ABC 7 Chicago reports.
Citywide shooting incidents are up 9 percent from the same time last year, data from the Chicago Police Department shows, and homicides are up 4 percent.