A Chicago mother was charged Sunday with the murder of her 12-year-old son after allegedly shooting the boy over a missing SD memory card, a report said.
Fox 32 Chicago reported that the boy was shot Saturday morning around 10:15 p.m.
Fallon Harris, the 37-year-old mother, confronted her son about the card, prosecutors said, citing video from inside the Chicago home. The boy said he did not know where the map was, so she allegedly shot him. The report said he was “conscious and crying.”
City workers asked for the card for the second time, and once again the boy said he did not know, so she fired again, the report said, referring to prosecutors. This shot turned out to be fatal and the boy could be seen collapsing on the kitchen floor, the report said. He was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center at 10:15. A CBS report citing legal documents said it was the mother who removed the card from the car.
Police claim she admitted to having shot her son and showed police the gun she used, the report said. The station reported that police said she had a hidden transportation license, but the family told authorities she had acted paranoid.
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According to the Chicago Tribune, she faces a first-degree murder charge. The Cook County Medical Office said the boy died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, the report said.