A grieving Chicago father defended his mother accused of shooting and killing her 12-year-old son, calling attention to the mental illness and sharing her grief.
Lavell Ingram’s son was killed Saturday at his home on Chicago’s South Side, according to several Chicago media outlets. The boy’s mother, Fallon Harris, has now been charged with the murder of Kaden Ingram following a Chicago police investigation.
“It was the joy of my life,” Lavell Ingram said ABC 7 Chicago. “He was everything a father could want from a son. It hurts. It is difficult to describe ».
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According to CBS 2 Chicago, the Cook County State Attorney’s Office cited audio and video evidence that captured Harris, 37, angry at Kaden when he didn’t give her an SD memory card from their vehicle.
Chicago police investigators on the investigation said the recovered audio caught Harris opening fire on Kaden – with the first shot still leaving him conscious – and then the video caught Harris fatally shooting Kaden a second. time. The seventh grader was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Harris confessed to the murder over the phone to family members and then to the police who arrived at the scene.
Harris family members said ABC 7 Chicago he was struggling with a mental illness and was seeing a therapist.
“Her mother is a loving mom,” shared Lavell Ingram. “She loved him more than she loved anything in the world.”
Harris appeared in court on Monday and is being held in jail without bail. She faces life imprisonment if convicted.
Gun violence continues to rampage in Chicago. According to the midsummer records of the Chicago Sun-TimesOf the nearly 1,500 victims of gun violence, at least 52 victims were 15 years old or younger. More than 100 people were killed over Father’s Day weekend, including at least 12 minors, five of whom died.
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