A WWII veteran was beaten to death by two teens and while police have one of the suspects in custody, the other is still at large today. Police in Spokane, Washington report that the vet was beaten to death by two teens that look to be between 16 and 19-years-old, according to Fox News on Aug. 23.
Area surveillance cameras picked up the two teens in the area where Delbert Belton was found badly beaten on Wednesday night. Belton was outside the Eagles Lodge in his car waiting for a friend when he was the victim of this random attack.
Fox News live on Friday report that the teens beat Belton with heavy flashlights. He was found with serious head injuries and transported to the hospital. He died on Thursday at the hospital. This appears to be a random killing as well as a "thrill killing" for the two teen suspects.
The 88-year-old WWII vet survived Okinawa, but in his golden years he is beaten to death by two thugs, this has caused outrage across social media today. Belton's sister Alberta Tosh said today:
"He fought for this country, then he comes home and a couple of creeps kill him in the worst way."
Friends and family are devastated at his death along with the way that he died. Born and raised in Spokane, Belton joined the Army during World War II. Tosh said that her brother was shot in the leg on Okinawa, which was the site of one of the most violent battles of the war in 1945. "He was shell-shocked real bad," Tosh, 78, said. "But it got better."
The investigation is on-going today, but this Belton's death appears to be nothing more than a "thrill killing" according to Fox News live on Friday afternoon.
Update: Police released the identity of the teen in custody, he is 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn, who will almost certainly be tried as an adult in this case. The police know the identity of the second teen and they were getting ready to release his name to the public, but the news conference was canceled due to a shooting in Spokane.
They have now released the name of the suspect at large, Kenan Adams-Kinard. No age was given for this teen.
Police say that the two suspects were identified using security tapes from Arby's, Jack in the Box, Lowes & Eagles Ice-A-Rena. A school security officer was the one who reportedly identified Demetrius Glenn as one of the men in the security photos, according to KREM.com on Friday.