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Pasco Residents Call For Federal Investigation Of Police Shooting

Anna King
Northwest News Network
Protesters gather at the site of a police shooting on Saturday.

Local investigations of last week's police shooting in Pasco are ongoing.

Pasco police are reviewing it internally. The neighboring town of Kennewick is investigating. And the FBI is watching over the Kennewick police department's investigation. 

Now community leaders of Pasco are asking for a federal investigation by the Department of Justice - though it's not yet clear if they'll get their wish.

Pasco police shot and killed Antonio Zambrano-Montes last Tuesday. Witnesses say he had been throwing rocks at a busy intersection.

Law enforcement have said they will update the public Thursday .

Anna King calls Richland, Washington home and loves unearthing great stories about people in the Northwest. She reports for the Northwest News Network from a studio at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. She covers the Mid-Columbia region, from nuclear reactors to Mexican rodeos.