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Attorney: Pasco Police Shot Zambrano-Montes From Behind

Herrmann Scholbe
This diagram points out entry and exit wounds in the body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes as found by the family's hired autopsy.

The family of a man shot by police in Pasco, Washington, this month is challenging police investigators’ autopsy findings.

An attorney representing his widow said in a press release Thursday police shot Antonio Zambrano-Montes up to seven times, twice from behind.

On Wednesday Kennewick investigators said Zambrano-Montes was shot five to six times all from the front side.

The widow’s attorney released a diagram of the body with lines pointing out entry and exit wounds found by the family’s hired autopsy. He said two shots came from behind. One that pierced Zambrano-Montes’ upper right arm and traveled into his chest. And another that hit him in the left hip area.

Full investigations of the shooting and the Franklin County coroner’s inquest are expected to take months.

Zambrano-Montes was shot dead by police February 10. Witnesses said he was throwing rocks at a crowded intersection, then threw rocks at police before running from them.

Kennewick investigators say a rock was found near his body.

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.