Protesters plan more rallies over fatal Pasco police shooting

Deadly police shooting of homeless man throwing rocks in Pasco is causing an uproar. Dan Cassuto reports.

PASCO, Wash. - Residents angry that police shot and killed an orchard worker accused of throwing rocks at officers are planning more protests in an agricultural area of southeastern Washington.

Some of the dozens of people who saw the shooting at a busy intersection Tuesday evening videotaped the confrontation in Pasco, a city of about 68,000 people where more than half the residents are Hispanic.


Police in the city about 215 miles southeast of Seattle say 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes threw multiple rocks, hitting two officers, and refused to put down other stones. Witnesses say he was running away when officers shot him.

Protesters chanted "We want justice" in English and Spanish at Pasco City Hall on Wednesday. KNDU-TV reports that they plan to demonstrate again Saturday. A vigil for Zambrano-Montes also was held Wednesday night.


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