Jonathan Lewis Wiki – Jonathan Lewis Biography
Jonathan Lewis, a 17-year-old student at Rancho High School, died last Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was savagely beaten by a mob of 15 children, his father, also named Jonathan Lewis, confirmed to 8 News Now on Thursday. “One of his youngest friends had something stolen from him by this group of 15, and they threw the little boy in the trash, and our son confronted them and was attacked,” according to a GoFundMe page created by his family. Alarming footage of the Nov. 1 attack, just blocks from Lewis High School, shows the teen confronting one of the alleged bullies before throwing a punch. Seconds later, the mob of violent children pounced on Lewis and began repeatedly punching and kicking the outnumbered teen in the head as he lay helpless on the ground.
A second zoomed-in video of the cruel beating shows one of Lewis’s friends running to help as violent thugs swarm around him. The unidentified friend is seen frantically trying to separate the 15 attackers before receiving a severe blow to the back of his skull, forcing him to retreat from the madness for his own safety. Some of the thugs who attack Lewis are then seen chasing his friend and hitting him on the head until he falls to the ground. Before the video cuts, up to five of the thugs are seen surrounding Lewis’s friend as he tries to get back up, delivering a flurry of strong kicks and punches. Lewis’ girlfriend reportedly gave a statement confirming that her boyfriend was defending her youngest friend, the family shared. “He is a brave young man,” his family wrote on their fundraising page.
Jonathan Lewis was 17 years old.
Cause of Death
After the attack, police officers found Jonathan bleeding from the head. Paramedics rushed to his aid and performed chest compressions on Lewis before transporting him to the hospital. The teenager was placed on life support at University Medical Center, where he died last Tuesday. The elder Lewis shared that he kept his son on life support for several days, hoping he would wake up. “I love my children with all my heart and it’s just unimaginable that we could get to this point,” Lewis’ father told 8 News Now. Lewis’ father, who lives in Texas, said his son was mostly reserved and had planned to move to Austin to live with him before the tragic attack. The father hopes the incident can be part of a conversation about youth violence in the city. “Violence just begets more violence and these kids don’t even know what they’re doing half the time,” his father said. The father also shared that investigators told the family they plan to charge several students with murder in Jonathan’s death. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide unit is investigating the incident, but no arrests have been made so far, the outlet reported. “I hope there is a way to find forgiveness in their hearts and find a way to be able to accept what they have done,” he said.