Beating victim dies Tuesday night - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Beating victim dies Tuesday night

Posted: Updated:

By: Brittany Paris
bparis@klkntv.com

Shane Walton's family describes his death as senseless. They knew he was in bad shape after an early-morning attack on Saturday, but they didn't give up hope he would pull through.

"It's been a whirlwind," Shaun Walton, Shane's uncle, said. "There's no words that can describe the pain."

Walton's grandmother last saw him Friday night talking to his dad. She said they live just two blocks from where he was killed.

The beating happened near 38th and L. Walton was brutally beaten around 4:30 a.m. with a club-like object. His family said they knew he was brain dead on Tuesday, but didn't find out he had died until Wednesday morning. He was pronounced dead Tuesday night at 8:39 p.m.

Walton's family said he functioned at a lower level mentally, adding to the confusion on how this all happened.

"He may be 20, but he only had the mentality of a 12 or 13-year-old. So who can do that," Stephanie Walton-Tadlock, Shane's aunt, asked.

The family doesn't know what he was doing out at 4:30 in the morning. It wasn't like him to wander around.

Walton's grandmother said he was kindhearted. He loved making friends and being accepted. Walton was an organ donor and his family takes comfort in knowing he'll now save lives.

"He's a gentle loving person, very loving person," Norma Jean Burgess, Shane's grandmother, said. "A gentle person. A sweetheart."

Walton's family hopes finding his attackers will bring a little bit of closure.

"This attack cost him his life and he will always be remembered and loved by so many," Shaun Walton said.

Police still don't have any suspects, but they think they're looking for 2 or 3 people. They say a red pickup truck with a ladder rack was possibly involved. If you have any information, call 911.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Lincoln man shot several times with pellet gun

    Lincoln man shot several times with pellet gun

    Lincoln man shot several times with pellet gun

    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, officers were called to an apartment complex in southeast Lincoln near Honor Drive, to reports of a man being shot with a pellet gun. The victim, a 28 year old male, was confronted by another male who shot at him with a pellet gun from a car. The suspect got out of his vehicle with two pellet guns and continued shooting at the victim, striking him above the eye, lodging a pellet into his eyeb...More >>
    Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News 8@klkntv.com Shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, officers were called to an apartment complex in southeast Lincoln near Honor Drive, to reports of a man being shot with a pellet gun. The victim, a 28 year old male, was confronted by another male who shot at him with a pellet gun from a car. The suspect got out of his vehicle with two pellet guns and continued shooting at the victim, striking him above the eye, lodging a pellet into his eyeb...More >>
  • Man rolls vehicle after encounter with police

    UPDATE: Man rolls vehicle after encounter with police

    UPDATE: Man rolls vehicle after encounter with police

    Three people are injured after a rollover accident near Touzalin and Logan Avenue Wednesday night. 

    More >>

    Three people are injured after a rollover accident near Touzalin and Logan Avenue Wednesday night. 

    More >>
  • City responds to complaints about cardboard ban

    City responds to complaints about cardboard ban

    City responds to complaints about cardboard ban

    Posted By: Rachael Miner rminer@klkntv.com Dumpsters overflowing with cardboard have become a common sight across the Capitol City. Since the April 1 ban collection sites have been bombarded with cardboard. We've gotten dozens of emails and photos from viewers complaining about the sites, so I reached out to the city to see what's being done. "We're out there making sure the sites are adequate and have the appropriate amount of bins for these materials," said Donn...

    More >>

    Posted By: Rachael Miner rminer@klkntv.com Dumpsters overflowing with cardboard have become a common sight across the Capitol City. Since the April 1 ban collection sites have been bombarded with cardboard. We've gotten dozens of emails and photos from viewers complaining about the sites, so I reached out to the city to see what's being done. "We're out there making sure the sites are adequate and have the appropriate amount of bins for these materials," said Donn...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.