Security guard dies after two-week fight following assault
Charles Lewis, a former police officer, who was allegedly assaulted while working as a security guard at Caboolture Square Shopping Centre has died.
Mr Lewis approached the alleged offender, who then allegedly punched him in the face - causing him to fall backwards and hit his head on the floor.
Mr Lewis was taken to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital with severe head injuries where had remained since, in a critical condition fighting for life.
A Police spokeswoman confirmed that Mr Lewis had passed away last night.
The news spread fast on social media with many paying tribute to the much loved security guard.
"RIP Charles you were well liked and very friendly. Condolences to your family, friends and work colleagues and all that knew you in your workplace," Noreta Vernon wrote on social media.
Emily Rose said she would be forever grateful for Mr Lewis: "My partner and I will be forever thankful for everything you did for us the day we needed someone's help! You were the only one who helped us."
Nikki Ireland said he was a "beautiful soul who loved his job".
The 30-year-old man has been charged with grievous bodily harm and wilful damage.
He appeared in Maroochydore Magistrates Court on October 10 after being arrested on October 9.
The man was remanded in custody and is next due to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court on November 25.
Police are yet to confirm if or when the charges will be upgraded.