Charges dropped against teen who shot and killed man beating his mother

 June 28, 2023

Last week, a teenage boy shot and killed a man who was viciously beating his mother, and was immediately charged with first-degree murder, along with his mother. 

According to Breitbart, Carlishia Hood, 35, and her 14-year-old son were hit with the insane charges after the teen shot and killed 32-year-old Jerry Brown in Chicago earlier this month.

"Hood and Brown had gotten into an argument while waiting for food and the mother allegedly texted her son, who was waiting in the car, to come help her," the New York Post reported at the time.

The fatal shooting occurred inside Maxwell Street Express, a hotdog restaurant.


The public backlash over the murder charges was intense, given that the teen clearly acted in self-defense to save his mother from being beaten to death in front of him.

"All charged dropped against Carlishia Hood, 35, and her unnamed son, 14. They had each been charged with first degree murder in Chicago. Teen had a gun in his pocket and shot Jeremy Brown while he was beating his mom. Then Brown fled and he continued shooting him outside," National Conservative tweeted.

Though it took several days, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office issued a statement Monday announcing that the mother and son will not be charged as a result of the deadly encounter.

A statement from the state's attorney office read, "Based upon our continued review and in light of emerging evidence, today the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has moved to dismiss the charges against Carlisha [sic] Hood and her 14-year-old son. Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases."

The mother was held on a $3 million bond after the incident, and her son was also detained "without bail," according to reports.

Lawsuits filed

According to ABC News, the mother has taken legal action against the city for what she describes as being "falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted."

The outlet noted:

Carlishia Hood, 35, was flanked by her attorneys in Bronzeville during a news conference where they announced that they have filed a complaint against the city of Chicago and five police officers.

They claim Hood was falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted and that she has also suffered emotional distress.

"On June 18 of this year, my life changed, my son's life changed," Hood told the media. "Never in a million years would I have imagined being brutally attacked, beaten and then arrested."

Thankfully, the video proved that the mother was truly a victim that could have cost her her life if it wasn't for the quick thinking of her son.

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