First Degree Murder Charges Dropped Against Mother & Her Son After She Told To Shoot A Man During Fight

Murder charges have been dropped against a mother and her son accused of killing a man during a fight inside a restaurant on June 18 in the West Pullman neighborhood.

Cook County prosecutors announced Monday all charges have been dropped against Carlishia Hood and her 14-year-old son.

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said in a statement, “Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases.”

Hood, 35, and her son were initially arrested on Wednesday in connection to the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Jeremy Brown. Judge Barbara Dawkins ordered Hood held on $3 million bail.

Hood’s next court date had been set for next month, but prosecutors scheduled a hearing for Monday where they announced they were dropping all charges.

Hood then started texting her son and pointing to him outside. Her son entered Maxwell’s and stood in the doorway at which point Brown punched Hood in the head three times, prosecutors said.

Hood turned herself in to police on Thursday. During her search, police recovered an unloaded, unregistered handgun along with an empty magazine. Further investigation revealed Hood has a valid Illinois FOID card and a concealed carry license.

Hood and her son were initially charged with one count of first-degree murder. Hood was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. All charges have since been dropped.

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