Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony still hospitalized

16 April, 2019, 05:25 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

"We started this GoFundMe for their family to help cover the huge medical costs and rehabilitation costs for the long ahead".

- A GoFundMe online fundraiser for the boy thrown from a third floor railing by a stranger at the Mall of America on Friday has raised more than $600,000, surpassing the stated goal.

At a press conference earlier Friday, Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said police responded to the southeast court at the mall around 10:17 a.m.

The post also said the boy, who is being treated at Children's Hospital Minneapolis, will need multiple surgeries "to try to get back to a normal life for a young, vibrant boy". They say he fell almost 40 feet after a man threw him off the balcony Friday.Aranda didn't know the victim or his family, according to WILX.

According to Hennepin County Jail records, Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda was booked on probable cause of attempted homicide.

Potts says criminal charges will likely be filed against Aranda by mid-day on Monday.

The man is not believed to be related to the child who he allegedly threw off the third floor at the Mall of America, last Friday.

Police officers gave the child first aid along with witnesses, Potts said.

The name of the victim has not been released, and his family is asking for their privacy to be respected.

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The man accused of the heinous act - identified as Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, 24, - was later found hiding inside the mall's transit station.

Bloomington police have said they don't believe Aranda knew the family or the boy.

'This was a senseless act and words can not truly express our profound shock and sadness, ' the Mall of America said in a statement on Friday.

"'She was screaming 'Everyone pray, everyone pray".

The suspect has a history with the mall and was previously banned, court records show.

His panic-stricken mum was heard screaming: "Oh my God, my baby - someone threw him over the edge".

Aranda in that case told authorities he got "angry after he read something on the Facebook" and so smashed five computers, screens and keyboards, court records show, citing a recorded statement.

He went on: "The suspect was seen fleeing the scene immediately after the incident happened, he was located very quickly and he was arrested and brought to The Bloomington Police Department". Police say both the victim and Aranda live in the Twin Cities.

The mall opened in 1992 with 330 stores, according to the mall website, and has grown to more than 500 retailers.

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