AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — (Update: July 26, 9 a.m.) The Aurora Police Department says a 2-year-old boy died Monday morning after falling from the second story of the Aurora Mall on Sunday.
“We are asking anyone that may have witnessed this, that have not yet spoken to the police, to please reach out to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers so that we may follow up with them,” shared APD.
Aurora Police confirm a 2-year-old fell from the second story of the Aurora Mall around 4 p.m. and is in critical condition on Sunday.
The child jumped out of a man’s arms, went over the railing and fell to the first floor, police said. The toddler was rushed to the hospital and is in critical condition.
Police said the incident happened near the escalator at Taco Joes. It is uncertain at this point if the man, woman and child were on it or just near it, but police said the child did not fall down the escalator stairs.
“All incidents where a child of this age is seriously injured or killed are thoroughly investigated by our Crimes Against Children Unit,” APD Lieutenant Chris Amsler told FOX31.
The investigation is still in the early stages, however at this point police said they believe this incident was accidental.
Multiple witnesses said they saw the toddler lying on the ground, not moving.
“At first, everybody was crowded around him and I think someone was checking his vitals,” Cesar Solorzano said.
Solorzano was shopping near the incident when he heard a woman screaming.
“I feel really sad for his parents, you know? They came shopping and ended up having to go to the hospital, not knowing if their kid was going to survive,” Solorzano said.
A spokesperson for Washington Prime Group, the owner of Town Center at Aurora said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the boy and his family at this time. We are working closely with the Aurora Fire and police departments as they investigate the accident.”
This is a breaking story. Updates will be posted as they are received.