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Woman accused of ordering son, 14, to shoot and kill man will no longer face murder charges

Woman accused of ordering son, 14, to shoot and kill man will no longer face murder charges

The incident happened in Chicago after a dispute broke out in a local restaurant between the woman and another man

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A woman accused of ordering her teenage son to kill a man will no longer face murder charges as new evidence emerges.

The news comes after footage showing the moments before the fatal shooting in Chicago was uploaded to social media, showing an altercation between the trio.

Happening in a restaurant in the southwest of the city, Jeremy Brown can be seen threatening Carlishia Hood mere seconds before the shooting.

The trio had been in the Maxwell Street Express earlier this month, which is where the clip was filmed.

According to Chicago Sherrif’s Department, in the unedited video Brown can be heard having an argument with Hood before telling her: "If you say one more thing I'm going to knock you out."

The 32-year-old is then seen repeatedly hitting the mum, before the clip ends with a sound similar to a gunshot.

During this time, he also punched Hood in the head.

Moments later, Hood’s 14-year-old son can be seen opening fire in the restaurant before the pair leave the area.

Originally captured on CCTV, local police have said that the woman was in a heated argument with Brown as she waited in line for food.

It’s been reported that as she queued at the venue, located at 11656 S. Halsted St. Hood, she then texted her son – who walked in as the fight became physical.

Hood was initially accused of ordering her young son to kill Brown – however, those charges have now been dropped.

The new footage shows a close up of the altercation.

Brown later died from his injuries, with Hood and her son initially being charged with first-degree murder when they surrendered to police on June 22.

The 32-year-old mum was also additionally charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, however, this and other charges have been dropped after the video was uploaded.

Cook County State's Attorney's office gave a statement on the matter, saying: “Based upon the facts, evidence, and the law we are unable to meet our burden of proof in the prosecution of these cases."

Featured Image Credit: Chicago Police Department

Topics: US News, True crime, Crime, Gun Crime