UPDATE: Suspect In Violent Beating, Robbery Turns Himself In

Relatives convinced Lockett to turn himself in. He is currently booked into the King County Department of Youth Services detention facility.

Editor's Note: The video footage included in this report was provided by the Renton Police Department. Due to the graphic nature of the video, viewer discretion is advised.


From the Renont Police Department: 

 "Christopher Lockett Jr, the second suspect in last Wednesday morning’s violent robbery at a Renton smoke shop has been arrested, and booked into the King County Department of Youth Services detention facility. Relatives convinced Lockett to turn himself in after seeing extensive media coverage regarding the incident; thanks to all who helped raise awareness, as it helped resolve this matter quickly and safely."


Police are asking for public help to identify the second suspect in a smoke shop robbery that happened on May 9. The store owner was robbed in his business and severely beaten by his assailants.

One man – Joel White – has already been arrested but his accomplice, a man named Christopher Lockett Jr. – remains at large.

In accompanying video footage, suspect White can be seen in the gray sweater and skullcap, and suspect Lockett Jr is wearing the darker blue sweat clothes. White and Lockett enter the business, talk with the victim (dressed in the red sweatshirt and ball cap), and then violently beat him with a stick, bottles from the store, and their fists and feet.

White was arrested on May 11 by Renton Police Detectives, but Lockett remains at large. Renton Police are urging anyone with knowledge of Lockett’s whereabouts to call 911; based on his actions, Lockett should be considered violent and dangerous.

Dana K Galaviz May 15, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Has anyone heard how the Owner is doing?
Jenny Manning May 15, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I haven't heard how is is doing, but will look into it and let you know what I find out.
Jennifer Hurley May 15, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Nobody has heard from him. : ( I heard he is ok.. Just recovering!! C If you read this, we all miss you! Let us know if you need anything! -jenn and joe
Dana K Galaviz May 16, 2012 at 12:10 AM
Thanx Jennifer, my husband and I was wondering how he was doing. We feel really bad for him. Hope he recovers soon. Is he gonna keep the shop open? Or close it down? I hope this won't discourage him.


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