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.
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:29:43 GMT
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - KHQ has a crew heading to Spokane Valley near Sprague and Henry where the Spokane County Sheriff's Department has confirmed with us that deputies have shot a dog. More >>
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - KHQ has a crew heading to Spokane Valley near Sprague and Henry where the Spokane County Sheriff's Department has confirmed with us that deputies have shot a dog. At this time, it is unknown exactly what happened leading up to the shooting. No word on the extent of the injuries to the dog. We will update you as soon as we get additional information confirmed.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:33:15 GMT
DEER PARK, Wash. - Firefighters from Spokane County Fire District #4 are responding to a brush fire north of Deer Park near Eloika Lake. More >>
DEER PARK, Wash. - Firefighters from multiple agencies are responding to a brush fire north of Deer Park near Eloika Lake. The fire is burning near the intersection of W. Bridges Rd. and Division Rd., and so far one structure and two cars have burned, while other structures are threatened. The Washington Department of Natural Resources says the fire is about 5 acres in size. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:20:47 GMT
OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Ruben Salcido's family lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire. Now the father of four is searching other destroyed properties for the means to a new home.More >>
OKANOGAN COUNTY, Wash. - Ruben Salcido's family lost their home to the Carlton Complex fire. Now the father of four is searching other destroyed properties for the means to a new home. “I can't just throw my hands up in the air and say, ‘that's it, we're done,'” Salcido told KHQ's Gabe Cohen. “No, that's not how we work.” Ruben Salcido is an internet manager by trade. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:12 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:12:13 GMT
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Police say the department has seen an increase in marijuana related driving arrests since voters passed Initiative-502, legalizing recreational marijuana use. More >>
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Spokane Valley Police say the department has seen an increase in marijuana related driving arrests since voters passed Initiative-502, legalizing recreational marijuana use. Police Chief Rick VanLeuven told KHQ that in 2012 the department made 17 arrests for "high" driving. In 2013, that number more that doubled to 44. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:06:32 GMT
PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - On Thursday, 61 cottages sites on Priest Lake will be auctioned off in Coeur d'Alene beginning at 1:00pm. More >>
PRIEST LAKE, Idaho - On Thursday, 61 cottages sites on Priest Lake will be auctioned off in Coeur d'Alene beginning at 1:00pm. For years, those already living on the sites leased the land from the State of Idaho, but now the State is looking to sell. Residents already living on the sites can bid to buy them back, however many have told KHQ they are preparing for their last few days at the lake.More >>
CLEVELAND (AP) - Josh Gordon's wait is over, and so is his 2014 season. Now the star wide receiver's career is in peril. The Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:31:24 GMT
PATEROS, Wash. - It's been more than a month since the Carlton Complex fire raged out of control and burned through the towns of Pateros and Brewster and the residents in the area are picking up the pieces, and preparing for the long haul. More >>
PATEROS, Wash. - It's been more than a month since the Carlton Complex fire raged out of control and burned through the towns of Pateros and Brewster and the residents in the area are picking up the pieces, and preparing for the long haul. The fire started on July 14th from a lightning strike. Four separate fires merged into one, and burned through Okanogan County at a rapid rate. More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:03:16 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - If you love skateboarding and Pearl Jam, then you're going to love this.Up for auction on eBay right now is a skateboard signed by Pearl Jam while they were in Spokane for their November 30th, 2013 concert during the Lightning Bolt tour. More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - If you love skateboarding and Pearl Jam, then you're going to love this.Up for auction on eBay right now is a skateboard signed by Pearl Jam while they were in Spokane for their November 30th, 2013 concert during the Lightning Bolt tour. The best part is, the money raised from the auction will go to the Ferry County Rail Trail Partners, a non-profit group that is developing a 25 mile long trail in Ferry County.More >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-08-27 20:29:01 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning a fire broke out at A&M Auto Sales on the corner of Sprague and Smith in Spokane. More >>
SPOKANE, Wash. - Early Wednesday morning a fire broke out at A&M Auto Sales on the corner of Sprague and Smith in Spokane. A witness tells KHQ that around 3 AM she saw two men in the alley behind the business, then saw a bottle fly "then explode." The fire is being called suspicious by investigators but has not been ruled arsoMore >>
Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:27 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:27:45 GMT
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identity two women who are persons of interest in a vehicle prowling and credit card fraud incident that occurred in early June. On the evening of June 6th or the early morning hours of June 7th, a car parked in Colton, Washington was illegally entered by one or more persons.More >>
WHITMAN COUNTY, Wash. - The Whitman County Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help identity two women who are persons of interest in a vehicle prowling and credit card fraud incident that occurred in early June. On the evening of June 6th or the early morning hours of June 7th, a car parked in Colton, Washington was illegally entered by one or more persons. More >>