A Las Vegas teenager beaten by a group of about 15 black males near Rancho High School last week died on Tuesday, according to his father.
Jonathan Lewis Sr. said Friday that son Jonathan Lewis Jr., 17, died while at University Medical Center for treatment for injuries he suffered in the fight.
“We’re all just trying to process this,” said Lewis, 38, by phone. “The whole family is in shock.”
From what he understands, the altercation happened after “Jonathan stood up for one of his smaller friends,” Lewis said.
“A couple (of people) attacked him, and they weren’t able to hurt him enough, and they all attacked him at once,” he said.
Lewis Jr. was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries on Nov. 1 after police officers found him about 2:05 p.m. bleeding from the head off of Searles Avenue and North 21st Street. The cross streets are about half a block east of Rancho High, reported the Metropolitan Police Department, which has not yet publicly identified the victim of the attack.
Police are working to identify who took part in the beating. No arrests were reported as of Friday.