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Cops: Shoplifting suspect crashes, leaves 2-year-old to die

TULLYTOWN, Pa. — A New Jersey man was jailed on charges he left his 2-year-old son to die after a crash that occurred as he fled from a Philadelphia-area Walmart after allegedly stealing television speakers.

Christopher Kuhn, 27, of Hamilton, was jailed on third-degree murder and other charges.

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Tullytown police said Kuhn fled the store at Levittown Town Center early Tuesday afternoon after taking speakers worth $228. Officials said a witness told officers that Kuhn covered his SUV’s license plate with a sweatshirt.

Kuhn ran a red light and collided with two other vehicles, throwing his son into the road, police said. He paused to look at his injured toddler before running away.

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Police caught up to Kuhn after a short foot chase. Officers tried to revive the boy using CPR until medics arrived and transported him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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