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Child who died after fall from 2nd floor of Town Center at Aurora is identified

Aurora Police said the 2-year-old boy died one day after the fall Sunday.

AURORA, Colo. — A 2-year-old boy who fell from the second floor at the Aurora mall on Sunday has been identified.

The Aurora Police Department (APD) said officers responded to a call around 4 p.m. Sunday of a child who had fallen from the second floor at Town Center at Aurora.

APD said the boy’s father was holding him in his arms at the top of an escalator when the child lunged forward. The father lost his grip, according to APD, and the child fell to the first floor.

The child was transported to a local hospital and in critical condition and died Monday morning, police said.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's Office on Tuesday identified the child as Jhovany De La Cruz-Perez.

The investigation is still in the early stages, police said, but the incident appears to be an accident. 

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