An elderly World War II veteran was beaten to death outside a lodge in Spokane, Wash. and police said two black teenagers are suspect in the horrific crime.


Delbert Belton was left for dead outside the Eagles Lodge Wednesday night. The 89-year-old was on his way inside to shoot a game of pool when the two teenagers brutally attacked him and left him for dead.

He died Thursday morning at Sacred Heart Medical Center.photo1

"It does appear random. He was in the parking lot, it appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication that he would have known these people prior to the assault," Spokane Police Major Crimes Detective Lieutenant Mark Griffiths told television station KXLY.

Belton was known as "Shorty" around the lodge. He served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII and was shot in the leg during the Battle of Okinawa. Belton's wife passed away several years ago.

Police told Fox News the suspects are described as two young black men of average build.

Folks, there sure does seem to be a lot of "random" attacks these days.

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