Jonathan Lewis was a 17-year-old high school student from Las Vegas, Nevada, who died after being attacked by 15 teenagers. according to his father’s statement on GoFundMe.
A press release from the Las Vegas Police Department says authorities are investigating; The press release said Lewis, who was not named, was involved in a “physical altercation” in which he suffered “significant injuries.”
A very clear video shows the scene. Be warned that it is very disturbing.
According to 8NewsNowLewis died after an “attack” that occurred on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, “in the 1900 block of Searles Avenue near Rancho High School.”
On a GoFundMe pageLewis’ father wrote, “We received a statement from our son’s girlfriend that one of his smaller friends had something stolen by this group of 15 and they threw the little boy in the trash can and our son confronted them,” he was attacked by them. He is a brave young man.”
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The death of Jonathan Lewis is being investigated by the police homicide unit
The videoThe very disturbing film shows a group of young people who appear to be hitting someone.
According to 8NewsNowThe death is currently being investigated by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department Homicide Unit, but no arrests have been made.
In the news release, Las Vegas police wrote: “On November 1, 2023, at approximately 2:05 p.m., LVMPD officers responded to reports of a fight between students near a school in the 1900 block of Searles Avenue.” School staff performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the apparently unconscious youth. Medical personnel responded and transported the victim to UMC Hospital with life-threatening injuries.”
2. Police confirmed they believe Jonathan Lewis “was involved in a physical altercation with approximately 15 people”
The police press release states: “This investigation is being led by the LVMPD Homicide Unit because the victim sustained significant injuries. The investigation indicates that the victim was involved in a physical altercation with approximately 15 people before officers arrived.”
At the time of release, police wrote: “At this time the victim remains in hospital in critical condition. This is an ongoing investigation and we are actively working to identify the individuals involved.” As previously mentioned, Lewis later died.
“Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Homicide Division by phone at 702-828-3521 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com,” police wrote.
3. Jonathan Lewis was a “gentle young man with the heart of a champion,” says his father
Lewis’ father, also named Jonathan Lewis, organized the GoFundMe page.
“I’m sure many of you in Las Vegas have seen the news of our son being in critical condition and on life support after 15 people attacked him on the news,” he wrote.
However, in a later update on November 7, he wrote: “Today at 11:26 am my son was pronounced dead, he will always be loved like his father, I will carry him in my heart forever, shine even brighter, Dear.” even more and work all my life to bring peace into this world.”
“We cannot yet release any further information other than to say that we condemn violence as a means of resolving sociological conflicts, we believe community members can live together peacefully, and we love our son and all children with all our hearts!” Lewis added in the earlier Add contribution. “Our son is a kind, loving, gentle young man who has the heart of a champion and the brightest loving energy that draws people to him with love!”
The father continued:
He’s an aspiring artist, a devoted big brother, and a fierce protector of loved ones! We are so grateful for all the love and community support our son has received and hope that the world will focus on all this love and compassion as a beacon of hope for human relationships and realize how much stronger love and the compassion is community spirit than the dark moments of violence. Love wins. Our son is a champion of love and family and the resilient spirit of human perseverance and the will to be good, kind and loving!
4. Jonathan Lewis’ father wrote that death is “not a race issue” and called on society to “break the cycle of incarceration of violence and apathy.”
In an update, the father wrote: “The human RACE cries out for us to recognize that our unity calls us to break the cycle of captivity to violence and apathy.” Show us how to get through it in youth. I implore us to see that as we gather great power for change, it is possible for great power of consciousness to be directed at the mob, so that the mob can demand change, cry out to humanity, and cry out the pain of children . This is a matter of humanity, beloved people of the United States. Not a racing thing!”
In another update he wrote:
Although our hearts are broken and this tragedy is absolutely absurd madness, we want to focus on our son’s legacy. Jonathan was a loving, generous, kind, fierce young man who loved community and cared for others.
This terrible tragedy reflects the divisive, conflict-based and indifferent state in which our society and humanity currently finds itself in dealing with our community. Empathy and love are great strengths and cowardly violence is pathetic. A true warrior would never cowardly strike a person just because the two or three members of the group could not defeat the one warrior. A true warrior would let others learn and grow.
We condemn violence as a means of sociological conflict and believe that liveliness, care, respect, kindness, compassion and caring are the great strength of the community and emphasize that these are the values that the warriors teach our family.
5. Jonathan Lewis came from a military family
Lewis’ father outlined the family’s military tradition on the GoFundMe page.
“Jonathan’s grandfather is a retired Marine Special Forces MST diver, his great-grandfather is a decorated World War II veteran with two purple hearts, his uncle’s Navy and Army veterans, and even his father, me, is the day I turn 18 “I had a medical issue and had to undergo surgery and was unable to complete my application,” he wrote.
“The way the community has come together shows that evil cowardly violence will always lose and those who do so will lose their freedoms and love will always win!”
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