New footage has emerged of the moment a huge gang of teenagers brutally beat a high school student on the streets of Las Vegas.
Jonathan Lewis was attacked by about 15 other youths across the street from Rancho High School earlier this month.
Video of the vicious attack was captured on cellphone video from several angles and captures the horrific moment Lewis is attacked by the group of teenagers.
The footage also shows him throwing a punch before the core of the attack takes place.
The teenager had no chance against the crowd as they showed no mercy during their attack.
He died days later in a Vegas hospital from his injuries, with his father holding his hand as he sat by his bedside.
The attack took place on November 1, when the 17-year-old was beaten by the ferocious teenagers in broad daylight.
Jonathan Lewis, circled, is seen moments before punching another teen
After throwing a punch, other bystanders quickly attacked the 17-year-old
Lewis became lost among the group of youths who carried out a vicious attack on the teenager
Jonathan Lewis, 17, died in hospital days after he was attacked by a group of about 15 other teenagers
The new footage appears to provide sharper images of what happened when Lewis was beaten to a pulp and seen punching him.
Within seconds the pack pounces on him and knocks him to the ground.
So many boys get involved in the fight that it is no longer possible to see Lewis clearly, who is now lying flat on the ground.
The fight continues for about 30 more seconds as the group continues to punch and kick Lewis before the members of the group escape.
Other small fights also break out with punches between other teenagers, just steps away from where Lewis is now unconscious.
Teenagers standing by rushed to join the fight and hit Lewis
Footage was also captured from an additional cell phone that has since been posted to X
Total chaos ensues as Lewis is beaten until he is unconscious
After Jonathan is knocked to the ground, one of his friends tries to intervene and stop the brutal attack.
He is also then seen being hit in the back of the head by another teenager.
He turns and runs after his attacker as another fight breaks out, away from where Lewis is still on the ground.
The video shows the boy who tried to intervene being surrounded by a smaller group of three to four teenagers. He also gets knocked down by punches, but manages to get back to his feet.
After Jonathan is knocked to the ground, one of his friends tries to intervene and stop the brutal attack before he flees
The second teenager, on the right, is then seen fighting off two more attackers
He is also hit in the back of the head by another teenager and falls to the ground
Police officers found Lewis around 2pm that day, bleeding from the head.
According to bystanders standing nearby, paramedics performed chest compressions on the teen before rushing him to hospital.
The teenager was placed on life support at University Medical Center, where he died last Tuesday after doctors tried in vain to save his life.
He is said to have been targeted after standing up for a smaller friend who had just been robbed by the mafia, a police spokesman said. GoFundMe page set up by his family.
“All I can do is hope that there is a way that can find forgiveness in their hearts and find a way to come to terms with what they have done,” said the boy’s father, also named Jonathan Lewis mentioned, about his son’s attackers. .
The boy’s father, also named Jonathan Lewis, said his son confronted the group after they stole something from his friend
A chilling video posted to social media showed a group of youths standing over Jonathan’s body and kicking him as he lay on the pavement
Lewis said his son usually kept to himself and planned to move to Austin, Texas to be with his father.
The teen was living with his mother in Las Vegas at the time of his death.
“Violence just breeds more violence and these kids don’t even know what they’re doing half the time,” Lewis told 8NewsNow.
In the aftermath of the teen’s death, a video circulated on social media showing the moment the fight broke out.
Lewis claimed his son stood up for a “smaller friend” who had something stolen by the group and then thrown in a trash bin.
He described his son as “courageous” and said he wanted to donate his organs to save others.
The attack occurred near Rancho High School on the afternoon of November 1. The police found Jonathan bleeding from his head
Lewis told a local news outlet that he hopes his son’s death will open a discussion about the epidemic of youth violence in Las Vegas.
No arrests have been made, but Lewis claims an investigator has assured the family that authorities plan to charge several students involved in that fight with murder.
The heartbroken father added: “I think all of humanity has failed to recognize that we need to teach our young people how to live together.
“A few people attacked him, and they couldn’t hurt him enough, and they all attacked him at once,” the heartbroken father said.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have now launched a murder investigation.
No arrests have been made so far. Lewis said the family was told by investigators that they plan to charge several students in connection with murder.
The father said, “We’re just trying to process all of this. The whole family is in shock.”
Lewis created a GoFundMe page titled “Heart of a Champion Our Son,” where he posted a photo of himself holding his son’s hand in the hospital shortly before he died.
“He will always be as loved as his father, I will hold him in my heart forever, shine even brighter, love even more and work all my life to bring peace to this world,” Lewis wrote.
“Empathy and love are great powers and cowardly violence is pathetic,” the father added. ‘A true warrior would never cowardly defeat one person just because the two or three members of the group could not defeat the one warrior; a true warrior would allow the others to learn and grow.”
The teen said he was an aspiring artist and a devoted older brother.
“While our hearts are broken and this tragedy is absolutely absurd madness, we want to focus on our son’s legacy,” Lewis added.
“Jonathan was a loving, giving, kind, fierce young man who loved community and caring for others.”