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Lee County teen says he was beat down over his Beats headphones

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. -- A Lee County family is speaking out after their son was in a medically induced coma, facing a brain bleed.  They said their son Damian Warner and his friend Dalton were attacked over a pair of pricey headphones.

One arrest has been made; the 17-year-old who punched Damian to the ground and caused his brain hemorrhage.  But the family said three others involved are still on the loose.

Damian said he and Dalton met four guys at a gas station that night, who later asked them to meet up for drinks at a Lowe's parking lot.  When Damian and Dalton got there, two of the four prepared a getaway car, while the others attacked, all over a pair of headphones.

Damian's mom Tonya Stoner said his doctor didn't think Damian would make it.  "I asked him bawling my eyes out, 'Is my son going to live?' And he told me, 'Ma'am, your son may not live," Tonya said.

That's when Dalton told Tonya what happened.  "All I kept saying over and over is someone has taken my son's life over a pair of headphones," Tonya said.

Damian and his family believe the attack was over a pair of 'Beats By Dre' headphones, which he said he would have gladly given up if asked.  Dalton was wearing them at the time, and said the attackers were trying to rip them off his neck before they broke.

Now Damian may never fully recover.  "My son's not spelling as well as he was. His left leg is dragging behind him when he walks, he's having problems with balance," Tonya said.

"Worst migraine you can imagine," Damian said.

Detectives caught the guy who punched Damian to the ground.  He's been charged with felony battery.

"I think that's dumb, seeing as he almost killed my best friend, so..." Dalton told Four in Your Corner's Lisa Greenberg.

"When a doctor comes to you and tells you your son may not live, I don't believe that that's battery. I believe that's attempted murder if anything," Tonya said.

The family said they're exhausted emotionally, physically, and financially. If you'd like to help out, click here .

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