Brother of WWII vet beating suspect arrested in shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. - The older brother of one of the teens arrested for the beating death of a WWII veteran has been arrested in the shooting of a woman on January 3.

Jahvory Kinard, 19, was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail Thursday morning on charges of first degree assault and first degree robbery for the January 3 shooting of a woman, who was brought to Sacred Heart Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.

After the shooting, investigators responded to the Wendy's restaurant on north Division across from the Red Lion River Inn, where shots had reportedly been fired in the restaurant parking lot. The woman's car was later found parked nearby at the Zip's restaurant several blocks north on Division Street.

At the time of the shooting, Spokane Police Lieutenant Mark Griffiths said investigators believed the victim, who is recovering from her injuries, and the shooter would have known each other or had some other kind of connection.

A search warrant was executed on the victim's car and detectives found evidence that linked Kinard to the shooting and he was arrested on the South Hill Thursday morning.

Police believe the victim tried to purchase $900 worth of prescription drugs off Kinard. Detectives believe that Kinard tried to rob the victim. When she fought back, he allegedly shot her in the chest.

"She was shot and then drove herself from the initial scene to the Zip's on North Division. From there a friend took her to the hospital," Griffiths said.

That friend is not believed to be involved in the incident. The victim hasn't been identified by police and has since been released from the hospital.

Kinard is the older brother of Kenan Kinard, who, along with Demetrius Glen, was arrested last summer for the beating death of WWII veteran Delbert "Shorty" Belton, who was found beaten and left for dead inside his car outside the Eagles Club in north Spokane.

Belton succumbed to his injuries at the hospital within hours of the beating attack.