CREATED May. 17, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Hundreds gathered for a vigil in Fireman's Park near Bonanza High School Friday night to comfort the family of 15-year-old Marcos Arenas and honor the young man who died this week.
Marcos was robbed and run over on Thursday, by two men who snatched his iPad.
The victim's father led the vigil. He told the crowd, "He always looked out for everybody else. He always made sure his siblings were taken care of too."
Ivan Arenas relied on 15-year-old Marcos, the oldest in a family of 10. Ivan said, "We never had a lot, you know. So the little bit we could gather he appreciated a lot, and that's one of the reasons he fought for it."
Marcos fought to keep his iPad when a stranger tried to snatch it away. It was a brand new birthday present from his dad.
The search continues for the alleged robber and the driver who ran Marcos down. Police released photos of a person of interest and a vehicle of interest.
Meanwhile, the victim's father struggles to cope with an unimaginable loss.
Ivan Arenas said, "The bond that me and him had, not to make anybody feel less, but I've never had with any body in this life and I don't think I"ll ever have it with anybody again."
Funeral arrangements for Marcos Arenas are pending.
A car wash fundraiser is planned for Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. It's being held at the gas station near Charleston and Torrey Pines.
A memorial fund has also been set up in his name, to help the family pay for funeral costs: Marcos V Arenas 1255025601 at Wells Fargo.