Subpoenas issued for hearing on fatal Pasco police shooting

TRI-CITIES, Wash. (AP) - A coroner's inquest into the death of a man who was fatally shot by Pasco police after he was throwing rocks is on track to begin in two weeks.

The Tri-City Herald reports that Franklin County Coroner Dan Blasdel says subpoenas have been sent to about a dozen people who will be questioned at the hearing starting Dec. 12.

The inquest into Antonio Zambrano-Montes' death will come after several delays and opposition from law enforcement.

Zambrano-Montes was shot multiple times by three officers on Feb. 10, 2015. The Mexican national was high on meth and throwing rocks at officers at the time.

Prosecutors have declined to charge the officers, saying the evidence didn't support convictions.

The inquest jury may make recommendations to prosecutors, but its decisions are advisory only.

Copyright 2016 KING


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