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17-Year-Old Dies Days After Being Beaten In Las Vegas

A teenage boy died days after being pummeled by a gang of bullies outside a high school in Las Vegas. Reportedly, on November 1, over 15 juveniles brutally attacked 17-year-old Jonathan Lewis near Rancho High School after he sought to defend a younger friend who had been robbed by the group. Jonathan was discovered by cops at around 5:05 PM. with his head bleeding heavily. Reportedly, the teenager was living with his mother in Las Vegas and was going to relocate to Austin, Texas, soon.

The teenager’s father, also named Jonathan Lewis, started a fundraiser for his son on GoFundMe. He wrote, “I’m sure many of you have seen the news in Las Vegas of our son, who is in critical condition and on life support, after what the news is describing as 15 people attacking him. We can’t release any other information yet except to say that we denounce violence as a means to resolve sociological conflict, we believe community members can coexist peacefully, and we love our son and all children with all our hearts!”

The father expressed that his son was “kind, loving and gentle” and had a “Heart of a champion.” He mentioned that the teenage boy aspired to become an artist and was a devoted brother, and cared a lot about his loved ones. Following his son’s death, the father expressed in an interview with a local news station, “I just love my children with all my heart, and it’s just unimaginable that we could ever come to this point,” Lewis said.

His father stated, “What occurred was that one of his smaller friends had something stolen by this group of 15, and they threw the small boy in the trash can, and our son confronted them, and he was attacked by them. He’s a courageous young man.” According to an initial report by the Las Vegas Review Journal, the police had not yet publicly identified the victim of the attack. The Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s homicide section is investigating the case, but no arrests have been made so far.

As per the funding website, $43,126 could be raised for the injured teenager. His father stated, “We are so grateful for all the love and community support that has poured in for our son and hope that the world will focus on all that love and compassion…”

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