KHQ Local News Reporter Patrick Erickson was among at least a thousand people who attended Friday's candlelight vigil to honor WWII veteran Delbert 'Shorty' Belton. The crowd was filled with some of Shorty's good friends, and some people who didn't even know him, but wanted to come and pay tribute to an American hero whose life was tragically cut short when he was murdered while sitting in his car Tuesday night. More >>
Thursday night Spokane Police continued their search for the men they say are responsible for the brutal attack of an 88-year-old man in north Spokane Wednesday night. Thursday evening KHQ had a chance to speak with friends of the WWII vet known as "Shorty." It was a difficult day at the Eagles Lodge Aerie #2 on North Addison. News spread quickly of the loss of one of their most beloved members.More >>
UPDATE: On Monday, bond for Demetrius Glenn was set at 2 million dollars. Glenn faces life in prison and a $50,000 fine. 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.
Chief's Statement Re: Arrest of Murder Suspect Adams-Kinard
I would again, like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Delbert Belton, a WWII veteran who served our country with honor in Okinawa.
On Monday morning, just after 3 am, members of the Spokane Police Department's Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) arrested Kenan Adams-Kinard. He was taken into custody without incident. He was charged with 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder.
Last Friday, August 23rd, Spokane Police arrested the first of the two suspects, also a 16 year old male and charged him with 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder.
I would like to assure our community that the two individuals we believe were responsible for the robbery and murder of Mr. Belton have been taken into custody.
Since receiving the initial call on Wednesday night, the Spokane Police Department has been working tirelessly to identify and apprehend the suspects in this homicide.
Throughout the weekend, Major Crimes Unit detectives received numerous tips, worked closely with members of the faith-based community, and with the Adams-Kinard family to encourage Kenan Adams-Kinard to turn himself in and to gain information regarding his whereabouts.
Early Monday morning, PACT received information regarding Adams-Kinard's location. Police officers responded to the location, an apartment in the 500 block of W. Montgomery, in Spokane and Adams-Kinard was taken into custody without incident.
Three other young people who were with Adams-Kinard have been taken into custody and charged with rendering criminal assistance to evade police apprehension. 1st Degree Rendering is a Class B Felony.
The Spokane Police Department, is committed to protecting the community and bringing those who harm or threaten our residents to justice. This morning's arrest, and the arrest last week demonstrate the professionalism and dedication of our police officers.
UPDATE: In a press conference on Monday morning the Chief of the Spokane Police Dept said that the motive for the Delbert Belton beating incident was robbery, race was not a factor. Straub also talked about the capture of Kenan Adams-Kinard. Staub says that the Kenan's family was very helpful in his arrest.
UPDATE: Spokane's police chief Frank Straub will hold a news conf. at 9:30 this morning addressing the recent arrest of the second suspect in the deadly beating of veteran Delbert Belton. KHQ.com will cover the event LIVE.
UPDATE: 16-year-old Kenan Adams-Kinard, a suspect in the robbery and murder of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton, was arrested just after 3 am Monday morning in a basement apartment at 500 W. Montgomery in Spokane without incident.
Adams-Kinard was arrested on 1st Robbery and 1st Murder Warrant. Several other people with him have been arrested for rendering criminal assistance.
Last week, on 8/23. Spokane Police arrested the first of the suspects, 16 year old Demetrius Glenn. Glenn is charged with 1st Degree Robbery and 1st Degree Murder and is expected to make his first court appearance today.
UPDATE: Glenn will make his first appearance Monday on charges of 1st degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery in the death of Delbert Belton.
UPDATE: Glenn, one of the 16-year-old suspects in the Delbert Belton case, will be tried as an adult.
UPDATE: There's been a discrepancy on how to spell Glenn's first name. The County Clerk says that Glenn's first name is spelled Demetrius. They're working on changing court documents which has his first name spelled two different ways.
UPDATE: The second suspect police are looking for is identified as Kenan Adams-Kinard.
UPDATE: Court documents are spelling Glenn's first name two different ways. We're working on clarifying that for you.
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Looking at Demetrius Glenn's criminal history: malicious mischief 3rd,4th degree assault, driving w/o license. Glenn also had an issue involving "riot with a deadly weapon."
BREAKING UPDATE FROM ALEX ROZIER: The 16-year-old arrested in the Delbert Belton case is identified as Demetrius Glenn, he's facing 1st degree murder and robbery.
We're told by juvenile court officials that if the court decides to charge Glenn as an adult then he may make his first appearance on Monday.
Glenn, as of now, is on the juvenile docket for today facing 1st Degree Murder and 1st degree Robbery.
The other man police were/are searching for, was born in '97, and our sources tell us he was suspected of driving a stolen vehicle overnight.
Both Glenn and the other suspect in this case have juvenile criminal history.
BREAKING NEWS: Major crimes investigators have just confirmed that one teenager has been arrested in the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert Belton. One suspect remains on the loose. Charges of 1st degree murder and 1st degree robbery pending.
At this hour we don't know which of the suspects pictured has been caught, we are awaiting more details from Spokane Police.
UPDATE: Press Release From The Spokane Police Department:
Spokane Police release surveillance photos of persons of interest in the homicide of an 88 year old man, occurring in N. Spokane last night. Anyone with information about either of the suspects is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233. On 08-21-13 around 8:15pm Spokane Police responded to Eagles Lodge, 6410 N Lidgerwood on a call of an assault.
When officers responded they located a 88 year-old man in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. Spokane Police are looking for two suspects in the incident. They are described by witnesses as young African American males of average build.
Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident and are asking anyone with information to call Crime Check at 456-2233.
KHQ.COM - Police say two teens assaulted 88-year-old Delbert Belton outside the Eagles Lodge in North Spokane Wednesday night around 8pm. Belton was rushed to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive care unit but later died. Police are actively searching for two suspects. They are described to be 16-19 in age, black males & both wearing black clothing, one was wearing a black "Do-Rag" police say. Family & friends of Delbert Belton tell KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus that Delbert was "full of life" at 88-years-old.
They say Belton loved working on cars and helping out others. Belton also served overseas in the military in WWII. Friends of Belton say he was wounded in WWII in Okinawa but survived. Police have not said if or what the motive was for the beating. Police believe this was a random attack. A makeshift memorial has been set up at the crime scene to honor Belton.
The man assaulted has been identified as 88-year-old Delbert Belton. He has two sisters that still live in Spokane.
His friends say Delbert was a WWII Veteran and a former employee at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane Valley.
SPOKANE, Wash. - The 88-year-old man who was assaulted Wednesday night outside of an ice arena at 6321 N. Addison has died. Spokane Police are actively searching for two suspects described as black males between the ages of 16-19. Both were wearing dark clothing and one was wearing a do-rag.
They are both suspected in the killing of the elderly man which occurred around 8pm on Wednesday night. >>>>Anyone with any information on either of the suspects is asked to contact Spokane police immediately.
Friday, March 7 2014 2:16 AM EST2014-03-07 07:16:33 GMT
KHQ.COM- For the first time in the history of the State B Tournament 24 games will be broadcast LIVE in their entirety. More >>
KHQ.COM- For the first time in the history of the State B Tournament 24 games will be broadcast LIVE in their entirety. It all started at 9 a.m. on Thursday with LIVE, raw feeds from the east court at the Spokane Arena and will continue with primetime games to be broadcast in the evening. That same schedule repeats on Friday. And then on Saturday we'll broadcast all 4 State Championship games.More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 12:46 AM EST2014-03-07 05:46:07 GMT
LONG BEACH, Calif. - About a mile and a half off the Long Beach coast may lie the answer to what scientists projected back in September:More >>
LONG BEACH, Calif. - About a mile and a half off the Long Beach coast may lie the answer to what scientists projected back in September: radioactive seawater contaminated by the tsunami and earthquake damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant has made it all the way to the shores of the United States. More >>
Friday, March 7 2014 12:27 AM EST2014-03-07 05:27:31 GMT
KHQ.COM - March sure did come in like a lion. We had a major snow storm come through the Spokane area on March 2nd, only to have all of that snow rapidly melt off in the past few days. So I'd say March is still like a lion, it's just a very wet lion right now.More >>
KHQ.COM - March sure did come in like a lion. We had a major snow storm come through the Spokane area on March 2nd, only to have all of that snow rapidly melt off in the past few days. So I'd say March is still like a lion, it's just a very wet lion right now. As a result of the snow melting, all of that water is looking for a place to go, and we've seen flooding and roads washing out all around the Inland Northwest.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 9:34 PM EST2014-03-07 02:34:53 GMT
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - "Traffic flow is being released back to normal in the area of Fernan Elementary and the 700 block of N. 21st.More >>
UPDATE from Coeur d'Alene Police Department: "Traffic flow is being released back to normal in the area of Fernan Elementary and the 700 block of N. 21st. The Police action has been concluded. Fernan Elementary students are being released as they normally are. Coeur d’Alene Police were assisting the Idaho State Police and the U.S. Marshalls Office in locating a wanted fugitive."More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 8:40 PM EST2014-03-07 01:40:16 GMT
KHQ.COM - Spokane Police served a search warrant in the 1500 block of W. Knox Thursday afternoon in connection to a kidnapping investigation. More >>
KHQ.COM - Spokane Police served a search warrant in the 1500 block of W. Knox Thursday afternoon in connection to a kidnapping investigation. Little information about the case has been made public, but police told our partners at The Spokesman Review that the kidnapping did happen locally, and the house they raided was where the crime happened. More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 7:13 PM EST2014-03-07 00:13:17 GMT
PORTLAND, Ore. - Zawadi Mungu, proud father of the pride, is now spending time with his cubs. He's a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy.More >>
PORTLAND, Ore. - Zawadi Mungu, proud father of the pride, is now spending time with his cubs. He's a 500-pound mega-carnivore capable of pulling a buffalo to the ground, but Zawadi Mungu now plays a new role: cat toy. Last week, the male lion ventured outside with his trio of energetic cubs for the first time, and demonstrated a remarkable tolerance for a flurry of pint-sized attacks on his mane, tail and patience. More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 6:34 PM EST2014-03-06 23:34:39 GMT
PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) - Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.More >>
PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) - Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains. The acquisition is worth about $7.64 billion in cash, and pending other transactions could top more than $9 billion.More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:31 PM EST2014-03-06 21:31:36 GMT
KHQ.COM - Early Thursday around 3am, deputies were called to Rimrock Road at York Court near Hayden. Two cars had driven into a large washout caused by a collapsed culvert. Deputies say the gap in the road was about 10-feet across and 8-feet deep spanning the width of the road.More >>
KHQ.COM - Early Thursday around 3am, deputies were called to Rimrock Road at York Court near Hayden. Two cars had driven into a large washout caused by a collapsed culvert. Deputies say the gap in the road was about 10-feet across and 8-feet deep spanning the width of the road. >>>SEND YOUR FLOOD PICTURES TO PIX@KHQ.COM More >>
Thursday, March 6 2014 4:30 PM EST2014-03-06 21:30:31 GMT
Evening/Overnight: Widespread rain showers…tapering off in WA after midnight, but continuing in Idaho’s rising terrain & mountains until morning. Snow levels drop enough so that Lookout Pass summit may get 3”-4” snow after an evening of rain.More >>
Evening/Overnight: Widespread rain showers…tapering off in WA after midnight, but continuing in Idaho’s rising terrain & mountains until morning. Snow levels drop enough so that Lookout Pass summit may get 3”-4” snow after an evening of rain. More >>