In a shocking incident, a mother and her 14-year-old son have been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the fatal shooting of a man at a Chicago hot dog stand. Carlisha Hood, 35, and her son were arrested on Wednesday, and police have released surveillance footage of the incident that took place on June 18th.
According to court documents, Hood and her son arrived at Maxwell Street Express in a blue Lincoln Nautilus at around 11 p.m. The victim, 32-year-old Jeremy A. Brown, was in the vestibule of the restaurant with Hood when he was shot and killed. Hood had entered the restaurant to get food while her son waited in the car outside. Brown entered the restaurant shortly after, and an argument broke out between him and Hood.
Police say that Hood was texting her son from inside the restaurant, signaling him to enter during the argument. At some point, Brown punched Hood in the head multiple times. The violence then escalated even more with the involvement of a firearm.
Shortly after punching the man, Hood’s son pulled out a gun. He preceeded to fire multiple shots at the murder victim. Brown suffered from a gunshot wound to the back and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Hood and her son are both facing first-degree murder charges. Hood is also facing felony charges for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. It is not yet known what the argument was about, and the Cook County District Attorney’s Office has not confirmed whether the teen will be charged as an adult.
Hood is being held on $3 million bond and was scheduled to appear in court on Monday for a hearing on her felony charges. Police have not disclosed where her son is being held or when he is scheduled to appear in court.