A “courageous” teenager within the US was overwhelmed to dying when he confronted a mob over a good friend who was being bullied, his household has mentioned.
Jonathan Lewis, 17, was attacked by as much as 15 folks close to a faculty in Las Vegas, based on experiences.
The teenager had confronted the group after “one of his smaller friends” had one thing stolen from him and was thrown in a bin, a press release on a GoFundMe web page mentioned.
Writing on a web site arrange in his son’s identify, Jonathan’s father – who can be referred to as Jonathan Lewis – mentioned he was “shocked by the immensity and horror of my beloved boy just being beaten to death”.
He instructed how he held the hand of his “beloved boy” in hospital throughout life assist – and watched his son’s “life leave his body”.
“Jonathan was a hero who tried to help a smaller child who was being bullied and 15 people attacked him in cowardly violence and our beloved son was beaten to death,” a press release on the web site mentioned.
“Jonathan was an aspiring artist, a kind, loving, caring, and generous young man who had his whole life ahead of him and he will be forever loved and cherished every day every moment.”
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Mr Lewis mentioned his mission was “to bring endless focus to solving the problems that were the root cause of why our children have become lost in violence and hate”.
The household mentioned a basis, referred to as Team Jonathan, can be arrange following his dying.
Sky News has approached police in Las Vegas for remark.