Bellevue Police Investigate Accidental Shooting Death

This morning at 3:35 a.m., Bellevue police and fire responded to Hotel 116 located at 625 116th Avenue NE for a report of an accidental shooting. When Officers arrived, they located a 25 year-old male in a hotel room with a gunshot wound to the head. The male was transported to Harborview Hospital, however he died at the hospital.

Investigators learned that the man and his acquaintance, a 24 year-old female, had rented a room at the hotel. The female acquaintance told investigators that at one point the victim began playing around with a handgun. The female told the man to stop because she felt uncomfortable, and the man told the woman not to worry because the gun was unloaded, put the gun to his head, and pulled the trigger. The gun discharged and the woman ran to the lobby and called 911. Police and medics arrived and attempted lifesaving efforts, however the man did not survive. Bellevue Detectives responded to the scene to investigate.

Bellevue Police Investigating Fatal Overnight Crash

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Bellevue Police are investigating the fatal crash involving this BMW. Excessive speed and drugs or alcohol are suspected as contributing factors.

Shortly after 2 a.m. This morning, Bellevue police and fire responded to a report of a traffic crash on 156th Avenue NE just north of NE 20th Street. When responders arrived, they located a vehicle on the side of the road that had struck a light pole. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 23 year-old man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators determined that the involved vehicle, a 2014 BMW 4 Series, had been traveling northbound at a high rate of speed on 156th Avenue NE prior to the crash. Investigators believe that the vehicle struck a center median, causing the car to spin into the light pole. Two other vehicles struck the downed light pole, however those drivers were not injured. The King County Medical Examiner responded to the scene and is working to notify the next of kin. 156th Ave NE was closed for approximately seven hours while police investigated the crash.

 

Bellevue Police Host Child Safety Fair This Saturday

This Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., the Bellevue Police Department will host its’ annual Child Safety Fair at the Marketplace at Factoria. Bellevue Police Officers and volunteers will be on hand to give out free bike helmets while supplies last, provide free child ID kids courtesy of “Operation Child Safe, and provide visitors an opportunity to have a photo taken on a Bellevue police motorcycle.

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