Delbert Belton murder suspect’s brother arrested for shooting



Posted on January 9, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 10 at 1:16 PM

SPOKANE, Wash.— Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with a shooting where the victim was left at Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Jahvory N. Kinard, 19, was booked into the Spokane County Jail Thursday on charges of 1st Degree Assault and First Degree Robbery according to authorities.

READ: Woman shot several times dropped off at Sacred Heart

Police confirmed that Jahvory Kinard is the brother of  Kenan Adams-Kinard who is charged with the 2013 beating death of a World War II veteran Delbert Belton in North Spokane. Jahvory Kinard told KREM 2 News that he is only being targeted because of his brother.

“I had nothing to do with it,” said Kindard. “I don't belong here. I dont' know what's going on.”

Jahvory Kinard denied shooting a woman twice in the chest January 3. The victim was  dropped off at the hospital. She later told police that she was shot in a drug deal gone bad.

“It was $900 worth of pills,” stated Lt. Mark Griffiths, “during that purchase he attempted to rob her, when shot fought back, he shot her.”

Griffiths said the victim has been released from the hospital.

Detectives searched a South Spokane apartment Thursday afternoon for any evidence that might link Kinard to the shooting. Kinard maintained that he was being targeted because his younger brother faces murder charges.

“Every time I run into the police they criticize me for my brother or my dad or my uncle,” he told KREM 2 News. “It's getting old and frustrating.”

Jahvory Kinard claimed he was playing video games Friday night at a friend’s house when the shooting happened. He said he does not know the victim.