A woman was charged with unlawful use of a weapon after she allegedly tried to confront a gunman she thought wounded her son Saturday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Helen Hallom, 44, of 1009 N. Monticello Ave., was charged late Saturday with felony unlawful use of a weapon after being arrested the same day at 1200 N. Monticello Ave., according to a police report.
Hallom and was ordered held on $2,500 bond Sunday, according to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office Department of Corrections Web site.
Hallom allegedly walked into Nickel Liquors, near the intersection of Monticello and Division, to confront the individual who had shot her son earlier Saturday in the 1100 block of North Monticello Avenue, according to the report.
When a Harrison Area gang enforcement detective acting on information received from a confidential informant approached Hallom for an interview, she allegedly said, “My name is Helen Hallom and my son is William Council. I just came from the hospital,’’ according to the report.
The detective found she had a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun loaded with 11 live .40 caliber rounds, though she told the detective it was not loaded, according to the report.
As her rights were being read to her she allegedly said, “I was going to look for the boy who shot my son at Nickel Liquors. The boy who shot my son hangs out at Nickel Liquors. I wasn’t going to shoot the boy, I was just going to beat him with it, I didn’t know it was loaded,’’ according to the report.
She allegedly also said she found the weapon in her house and was keeping it for protection.
Hallom is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing May 22 in North Felony Court, (Br. 42), 2452 W. Belmont Ave., according to the dept. of corrections site.