Second suspect arrested in WWII veteran beating death

Published: Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 9:04 PM
Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013 @ 12:51 PM

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

Kenan Adams-Kinard, 16, the second suspect in the robbery and murder of 88-year-old WWII veteran Delbert Belton, was arrested just after 3 a.m. Monday in a basement apartment at 500 W. Montgomery in Spokane without incident.

Adams-Kinard was arrested on a first-degree robbery and first-degree murder warrant.

Police said Friday morning they’d arrested 16-year-old Demetrius Glenn in connecting to the killing, which occurred Wednesday.

>>> Graham Johnson is looking into the lives and background of Adams-Kinard and Glenn. Watch his report at 5 p.m. on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.

The victim was beaten to death outside the Eagles Lodge in Spokane.

Police say they received a call about an assault at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and responded to find the victim sitting in his car with serious head injuries. The victim was taken to a hospital, and died Thursday morning.

Friends identified the victim as Delbert Belton, and say he was sitting outside the lodge when he was attacked.  

Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub called the crime "very vicious."

Straub said Monday that the motive for the attack was robbery.

"Race was not a factor," he said.

"We have a group of very troubled young people not just in Spokane and across the country," Straub said. "We have a collective responsibility to see that our children don't end up in these situations."

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Huber Heights gunshot victim said he was shot in Dayton carjacking attempt 

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:31 PM
Updated: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:45 PM

A gunshot victim found inside a car Saturday, May 27, 2017, on Longfellow Street in Huber Heights said he was shot during a carjacking attempt in Dayton. DeANGELO BYRD / STAFF

UPDATE @ 4:45 p.m.

Huber Heights police said the shooting victim told them he was shot in Dayton during an attempted carjacking.

The victim’s name, age and condition was not released.

FIRST REPORT

Police are investigating a shooting this afternoon after a shooting victim was found in Huber Heights.

The victim was found inside a car in the 4600 block of Longfellow Street and was taken to a local hospital.

Police say the shooting happened in Dayton, possibly on Germantown Street. Dayton police are investigating.

We have a crew headed to the scene and will update this report as we learn details.

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22 removed from home after shots fired report

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:50 PM


            Police respond to shots fired call at Middletown home.

Twenty-two people were removed from a Middletown home at 3:30 a.m. Friday after police responded to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Yankee Road.

Because the residents refused to let officers in to check on the well-being of occupants — at one point the people who answered the door cursed at the officers and slammed the door — law enforcement from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office, Trenton police department and multiple troopers from the Butler County and Warren County posts of the State Highway Patrol were called in for assistance, according to the police.

There also were eight Middletown police officers and two sergeants on the scene, the report said.

At one point, dispatchers in the Middletown police department received a 911 call that someone had been shot in an apartment on Mount Vernon Street. Officers responded and determined the apartment number didn’t exist.

Later, they determined a female from inside the residence on Yankee Road allegedly called police, trying to lure officers away.

Once the occupants were outside, police determined no one had any weapons or were injured.

Marcelle Matthers, of Cincinnati, became “very belligerent” with officers and she was charged with disorderly conduct and Frederekka Bonds, of Trenton, had a warrant through the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The investigation is pending, according to the report.

Police called to reported shooting in Riverside

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 4:11 PM

Police in Riverside are investigating a reported shooting that happened this afternoon in the 200 block of Wainwright Drive.

Officers were called to the scene around 3:45 p.m.

According to scanner traffic, a shooting victim arrived at a local hospital.

We’re working to gather more details.

5 firefighters, 2 residents hurt at high rise apartment fire

Published: Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 12:13 PM

UPDATE @ 2 p.m.

Five firefighters were hurt while battling the fire at a high-rise apartment building in Dayton.

The firefighters’ injuries were not considered life-threatening and they were transported from the scene on Belmonte Park North to the hospital for treatment, according to an official at the scene.

Some firefighters suffered smoke inhalation and at least one suffered a shoulder injury, according to Dayton Fire spokesman Bryan Adams.

Two residents were also taken to the hospital for treatment and at least one resident is receiving medical treatment at the scene.

The Red Cross has been called to assist in setting up a temporary shelter for the displaced residents.

The 10-floor apartment building has been evacuated and officials said it will be awhile before anyone can return to their apartments.

A major challenge for the firefighters was getting older residents, some who are disabled, safely out of the building, according to an official at the scene.

Officials aren’t sure yet what led to the fire, but our crew talked to the children of the woman whose apartment caught fire.

They tell us their mother was cooking and the fire started from grease in the kitchen of her eighth-floor apartment.

Dozens of people were standing outside of the building.

UPDATE @ 12:50 p.m.

We’re working to confirm that a Dayton firefighter was injured while battling a blaze on the eighth floor of an apartment building in the 500 block of Belmonte Park North.

Dozens of firefighters responded to the scene and many appeared tired and spent after putting the fire out and searching the building for anyone needing help.

According to emergency scanner traffic, a firefighter called for help while inside the building and working to douse the flames.

This newsroom has obtained the 9-1-1 call from a resident who reported the fire to the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center.

The caller told the dispatcher there’s a fire in an apartment on the eighth floor and reported seeing a lot of black smoke.

The dispatcher advised the resident to get everyone out of the building.

There have been no reports of injuries to any of the residents. 

EARLIER

Crews in Dayton are working to put out a fire at a building in the 500 block of Belmonte Park North.

PHOTOS: Black smoke rises from upper floor of Dayton apartment building

Crews were called at 11:47 a.m. and early reports indicated the fire is at an apartment building and some residents may need rescued.

We’re headed to the scene and will update this story as more information becomes available.