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Suspect turned himself in after hitting Louisville 4-year-old in hit and run

LMPD gave an update Friday and said the child is in critical condition but is still alive.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) escorted a 4-year-old boy to Norton Children's Hospital Thursday according to police.

An LMPD spokesperson said officers responded to a call of a hit and run at the 1600 block of Louis Coleman Drive around 6:45 p.m.

Police said when officers arrived they found a 4-year-old boy who had been hit. Officers reportedly knew the boy because he rode his bike in the area, according to an LMPD spokesperson. 

Police said they transported the boy to Norton Children's Hospital.

LMPD gave an update Friday and said the child is in critical condition but is still alive. 

They also said the suspect, now identified as Darrell Mudd, turned himself in to police and has been charged with leaving the scene and failure to render aid, according to LMPD.

LMPD wants to thank the neighbors in the area for speaking up and reacting fast, which helped officials get to the boy quickly to perform life-saving actions.

Mudd was arraigned Saturday morning and is currently being held on a $35,000 bond at Metro Corrections. 

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