Mom Ordered 14-Year-Old Son to Kill Man at Chicago Restaurant

A Chicago woman ordered her her 14-year-old son to kill a man at a restaurant and now both are facing murder charges.

Carlishia Hood, 35, and her teenage son have each been charged with first-degree murder over the fatal Sunday night shooting at a West Pullman restaurant.

Hood was also charged with a felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

She was ordered to be held on a $3 million D-bond during a hearing Thursday, meaning she must pay 10% of that amount to be released from custody.

“It is, in this court’s opinion, highly disturbing that the defendant would encourage her 14-year-old son to be armed with a firearm and fire shots at a victim on the streets of Chicago,” Judge Barbara Dawkins said during Hood’s bail hearing.

The judge ordered Hood to pay a $300,000 bail deposit to be released on electronic monitoring.

After killing the man, the mother ordered her son to shoot a female customer who had laughed at her.

Her son refused this order, however.

According to CWB Chicago:

Assistant State’s Attorney Anne McCord told Dawkins that Hood, 35, stepped inside Maxwell Street Express, 11656 South Halsted, to order food late Sunday night.

Her son remained in the car, and Hood, a concealed carry holder, left her firearm in the glove compartment, McCord said.

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While Hood stood at the order counter, 32-year-old Jeremy Brown arrived at the restaurant, and the two began arguing.

They had never met before.

During the altercation, Hood texted her son outside and pointed at Brown, McCord said.

A female customer laughed at the argument and egged Brown on.


According to WTTW:

Brown was struck twice and ultimately died of his injuries.

He was identified through Cook County Medical Examiner records and was one of more than a dozen people killed by gunfire across Chicago during a violent holiday weekend.

After the 14-year-old shot Brown, Hood allegedly told him to shoot a woman who had been inside the restaurant with them and had been laughing during the verbal altercation, McCord Rodgers said.

Hood’s son did not fire any more shots, and when Hood allegedly tried to pry the gun away from him, he pushed her away.

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