Third Boy Dies in School Shooting

Demetrius Hewlin was the 3rd airlifted to Cleveland hospital
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Third Boy Dies in School Shooting
A group of students and parents pray for victims of a school shooting on the square in Chardon, Ohio Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012.   (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

A third boy has died in yesterday's shooting at Ohio's Chardon High School. Demetrius Hewlin, a junior at the school, was one of three students airlifted yesterday to Cleveland's MetroHealth Medical Center, reports the Plain Dealer. Daniel Parmertor, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, died earlier of their injuries. Suspected gunman TJ Lane is set to appear in court today at 3:30pm.

"We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community," read a Hewlin family statement. "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." (More Ohio stories.)

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