Major news outlets and independent media around the world have begun following the February 10th police shooting in Pasco, Washington, in which three officers shot and killed 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes. Police were called to the intersection after Zambrano-Montes had reportedly been throwing rocks at nearby traffic.
A few videos of the incident have surfaced, showing Zambrano-Montes throwing an object at the officers and then running away. The videos appear to show officers firing multiple shots at the man as he ran away. When Zambrano-Montes turned around and appeared to begin raising his hands, the officers opened fire again from only feet away, killing him.
The Consulate of Mexico in Seattle and the President of Mexico have condemned the shooting, and hundreds of protesters have gathered in Pasco to demand justice.
For more on the shooting, and a brief discussion on police use of force, check out our prior post describing the Pasco shooting, the assault of Sureshbhai Patel by police in Madison, Alabama, and the recent track-record of the police department in Richmond, California.
Uncensored cell phone video from a witness (warning – graphic content):
Witness video from YouTube