Mother Allegedly Shot 12-Year-Old Son in Head Over Missing Memory Card

A mother is facing a first-degree murder charge for allegedly shooting her young son in their home in South Chicago.

Fallon Harris was arrested Saturday in connection with her son's homicide in the 8000 block of South Bennett Avenue, according to the Chicago Tribune. The son has been identified as 12-year-old Kaden Ingram.

Harris, a 37-year-old city laborer, was ordered held without bond at her first court appearance Sunday.

Cook County prosecutors said during the hearing Sunday 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. 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. Harris then went to answer the phone. When she came back, she asked him again about the card. 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, told the Chicago Sun Times that the family had worried about Harris's mental health.

"We didn't know that this was going to transpire," he told the newspaper. "We had told her to get help. I guess it finally reached its boiling point."

Mother Allegedly Shoots 12-Year-Old Son
A mother is facing a first-degree murder charge for allegedly shooting her young son in their home in South Chicago. In this photo, police tape surrounds a crime scene where three people were shot in the Bridgeport neighborhood of Chicago on June 23, 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images

More than 60 people were shot in the city over the weekend, according to the Sun Times.

A shooting in West Pullman killed a woman and injured several other people, including a firefighter and his teenage niece. The firefighter, identified as Timothy Eiland, was shot in the face while leaving a family party.

In the Austin neighborhood, a 12-year-old boy and 13-year-old boy were injured in a drive-by shooting. The two were standing on a porch around 10:30 p.m. Friday night when shots were fired from a silver SUV.

Both boys suffered gunshot wounds to their legs, but were reported to be in good condition at Stroger Hospital.

According to statistics from the Chicago Police Department, there have been 2,441 shooting incidents so far this year—an increase of nine percent compared to the first seven months of 2020. Homicides in the city are up 2 percent, with 545 reported so far in 2021.