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Man charged with killing locksmith in Bellevue

A man is accused of killing a locksmith who was helping him open doors and lock vehicles, according to police.

Bellevue Police say that around 10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, the locksmith was working at the Westlake Locksmith at 801 S.E. 9th St., when he noticed the locks weren’t working and went to investigate.

Police say the locks were working normally and the locks in his vehicle were unlocked.

When the locks didn’t work, the lock was broken.

The locksmith’s vehicle was parked on the street when he realized something was wrong.

When he tried to lock the door, the car’s front bumper hit the ground.

As he tried again, the vehicle’s windows were smashed and his door was thrown open.

Officers say that when they went to get help, they discovered the locks had been broken.

The locksmith, whom police did not identify, was taken to Bellevue Hospital with serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they’re still trying to determine if the locks’ broken condition is related to the shooting.