The man murdered during a spate of stabbings in Birmingham early on Sunday morning has been named as Jacob Billington.
In a statement, his family said: "Jacob was the light of our life and we have been devastated by his loss.
"He was a funny, caring and wonderful person who was loved by every single person he met.
"He lit up every room with his boundless energy and witty humour and the loss of such a special person will be felt by all who knew him for years to come."
A 27-year-old man was earlier arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder over the stabbings, which left several others injured.
He was detained at a property in the Selly Oak area of the city at around 4am on Monday, said West Midlands Police
The man, who escaped the scene, is now being questioned after a huge effort to track him down.