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Man suspected in hit-and-run of child in Pittsburgh’s Hill District turned himself in, police say

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh police say the man suspected of hitting a 4-year-old boy with a vehicle in the city’s Hill District on Thursday afternoon has turned himself in.

Police announced an arrest warrant was issued for James Phelps, 74, on Saturday afternoon. He turned himself in within a couple of hours and was taken to the Allegheny County Jail without incident.

Online court records show Phelps faces charges of accidents involving death or personal injury, careless driving, failure to stop and render aid, and aggravated assault.

Police say the boy was hit by an SUV around 4 p.m. Thursday on Webster Avenue.

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The boy, who was with a parent at the time, was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

Police released the description of the SUV involved on Friday afternoon, and it was located within hours.

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