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Zambrano-Montes Family Informs City Of Pending Suit For Pasco Shooting

Franklin County Prosecutor
Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot in February by three Pasco police officers.

The parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes have filed a claim for damages with the City of Pasco, Washington, for $4.76 million.

Zambrano-Montes was shot in February by three Pasco police officers in a crowded intersection. The claim by his parents says their son was “executed” by Pasco police officers.

The parents’ lawyer references the massive police investigation into the shooting as evidence. The claim says Zambrano Montes suffered extreme fright, terror and pain before his death. It says, “In the final moments of his execution, Antonio did not represent a threat of grievous bodily harm to anyone.”

Officials from the City of Pasco had no comment.

In taped interviews officers said they did feel threatened right before they shot him.

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.