A third student, Demetrius Hewlin, has died Tuesday morning following the shooting rampage at Chardon High School that ended with five shot and one under arrest.
His family made the following statement:
“We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community. Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends. We will miss him very much but we are proud that he will be able to help others through organ donation. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.“
Hewlin was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center Monday morning, along with two other students,16-year-old Daniel Parmertor and 17-year-old Russell King Jr.
Parmertor was the first to die Monday. King was confirmed dead by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office Tuesday morning.
Two other victims taken to Hillcrest Hospital were a 17-year-old boy, who is in serious condition, and an 18-year-old girl, who is in stable condition, a hospital representative said Monday afternoon.
Police said the gunman who opened up fire in the school early Monday turned himself in after a teacher apparently chased him out of the building.
Sources close to the investigation identified the suspect as 17-year-old TJ Lane.