McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

October 2, 2013

Tulsa locksmith killed after unlocking car


Associated Press

McALESTER — Tulsa police say a 21-year-old locksmith was shot to death after arguing with a customer over the price of unlocking a car.

Tulsa police say the fatal shooting was reported late Tuesday at Beckett Ridge Apartments. Authorities say officers discovered the locksmith unresponsive in the parking lot. He was taken to a Tulsa hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police tell Tulsa television station KOTV (http://bit.ly/15L43B5 ) that the car's owner got into an argument with the locksmith after the vehicle was unlocked. Police say the owner went inside an apartment, then returned with two other men.

Authorities say one of the three men had a gun and fatally shot the locksmith. No arrests have been made.