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World War II vet killed in North Spokane

These surveillance photos show the suspected killers of Delbert Belton.
These surveillance photos show the suspected killers of Delbert Belton.

Surveillance photos of the 2 suspects.

An 89-year-old veteran is dead after he was attacked Wednesday night in North Spokane.

The victim, Delbert Belton, was a World War II veteran living in Spokane, according to his family.

Spokane Police said in a news release that they responded to a call of an assault at the Eagles Lodge, 6410 N. Lidgerwood. When they got there, they found Belton in his car with serious injuries to his head. He was taken to a local hospital where he died this morning from his injuries.

Police are searching for two teenagers described as black males, ages 16-19, both wearing dark clothing and one wearing a do-rag.

Major Crimes detectives are investigating and are asking that anyone with information about the crime to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

This makes me so angry and so sad. RIP Mr. Belton.

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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.



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