Missouri boy, 9, dies of injuries linked to fleeing car

4 months 1 week 1 day ago Saturday, July 15 2017 Jul 15, 2017 Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:07:31 AM CDT July 15, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City police say a 9-year-old boy has died of injuries sustained when a car fleeing from police crashed into a vehicle occupied by the boy, his father, pregnant mother and grandfather.

Police said Thursday that Aaron Cordell Shanklin-James died at a hospital of injuries sustained the previous day.

Kaveon Cottonham of Grandview is charged with four second-degree assault counts and one count of leaving an accident scene. It wasn't clear Saturday if those charges would be upgraded to reflect Aaron's death. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

Court records say Cottonham fled when a police vehicle responding to a call tried to pass him. A witness told police that Cottonham panicked because he thought the officer was trying to pull him over.

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