89 Yr Old White WWII Vet BEATEN to DEATH By 16 Yr Old Black Thugs,Security Photo of Suspects -UPDATES: 1 Suspect Charged! 2nd Suspect On The Run, Name & Photo, “Great Big Heavy Flashlight” Weapon Of Choice
(KXLY-TV) WWII veteran Delbert Belton survived being wounded in action during the Battle of Okinawa only to be beaten and left for dead by two teens at the Eagles Lodge in Spokane on Wednesday evening.
Belton, 89, died from the injuries he suffered in the beating Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Witnesses say the Belton was in the parking lot of the Eagles Lodge at 6410 N. Lidgerwood, adjacent to the Eagles Ice-A-Rena, around 8 p.m. Wednesday when the two male suspects attacked him.
Belton died from his injuries Thursday at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Spokane police are looking for two male suspects in the attack. They said the suspects are African Americans between 16 and 19 years old.
One suspect was described as heavy set and wearing all black clothing. The other was described as being about 6 feet tall and 150 pounds. There was no description of what clothing the second suspect was wearing other than a silk do-rag.
Police investigating the deadly attack on Belton are also working to obtain surveillance footage from the scene.
Investigators said Belton was attacked in the parking lot behind the arena, belonging to the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He had just arrived in his car to play pool with a female friend. A witness said she saw two young men run away from Belton’s car. She found him by his vehicle badly beaten.
The 88-year-old victim, Delbert “Shorty” Belton, had been taken to the Intensive Care Unit after the assault at the Eagles Ice-A-Rena at Francis near Lidgerwood around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Officials said they found him with serious head injuries. He died Thursday morning at a local hospital.
Feral cowardly savages, straight up.
Security photos of the suspects via KREM:
Major Crimes is investigating and are asking anybody with information to please call Crime Check at 509-456-2233.
(CNN) — Spokane police arrested one 16-year-old boy and are looking for another in connection with the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran this week, authorities said Friday.
The arrested teen has been charged with first-degree robbery and first-degree murder. Police said they’re looking for the other suspect, named by police as Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16.
Police said the victim — Delbert Belton — was beaten and left for dead by two teens outside a lounge in Spokane, Washington, where he loved to go play pool.The motive? Police don’t have one. The teens appeared to have picked him at random, authorities say.
Police found him in the parking lot, with serious head injuries.
The Spokane County Medical Examiner’s Office on Friday said the cause of the death was blunt facial and head injuries. It also said in a news release that the manner of Belton’s Thursday death was homicide.
“It does appear random,” Spokane police Lt. Mark Griffiths told reporters. “It appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault.”
Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub Jr. said Friday he is “asking for the community’s assistance in helping us to locate Adams-Kinard and bring him to justice.”
“We would encourage Mr. Adams-Kinard to surrender immediately,” Straub said.
On Wednesday night, Belton was outside the lodge waiting for a friend because he didn’t want her to walk home alone, Lillian Duncan told The Spokesman-Review newspaper. [...]
(Newsday) –In retirement, Belton loved to dance, play pool and repair old cars, family members said.
“He was very active and everybody liked him,” said niece Pam Hansen. “He’d never think about harming another person.”
Belton was called Shorty by his friends because he was little more than 5 feet tall, Hansen said.
She believes he was targeted by the assailants because of his age and size.
“He was defenseless,” Hansen said.
GREAT BIG HEAVY flashlights was the weapons of choice:
(CBS Seattle) –Belton’s daughter-in-law tells KREM-TV that the suspects beat him with flashlights.
“They used those great big heavy flashlights, Bobbie Belton said. The doctors said he was bleeding from all parts of his face.”
Update 4: Wanted posted for the remaining suspect:
Spokane Police (@SpokanePD) August 23, 2013
(Outdated?) Twitter profile pic of Kenan Kinard’s (apprehended) accomplice; Demetrius Glenn:
Alex Rozier of KHQ-TV reported that Glenn is facing first-degree murder and robbery charges.
KHQ reported that court documents said his name was also spelt Demetruis Glenn, but was later corrected to Demetrius.
“I’m told by juvenile court that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday,” Rozier wrote on Twitter. He is now on the juvenile docket but will likely be charged as an adult.
Rozier said the other suspect in the case is Kinard, born in 1997, and is likely driving a stolen vehicle. He is still at large, but Rozier says police are searching for him.
Rozier wrote that Glenn had run-ins with the law, including allegedly taking part in riot with a deadly weapon.
More at Zip’s.
A couple more photos from Kenan Kinard’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/kenan.kinard/photos):
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