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Fatal Police Shooting In Pasco Rattles Community

This image is a screen grab from video taken by a bystander.

A man allegedly throwing rocks in Pasco near a popular Latino grocery store was shot dead by police officers Tuesday night.

A YouTube video (embedded below) shows several police officers running after a man across a crowded intersection. Some bystanders caught the incident on cell phone footage and posted the clip.

In the video, a man appears to have his hands above his head as he’s running away, and then he faces officers with his hands raised before the shots come.

Residents of Pasco say now they are nervous. One man, who said he was afraid to share his name, said he was upset.

"We have kids. We want them nice, to live in peace, everybody," he said. "We don’t feel comfortable to go to the stores. You know, not even driving. So scared, it is."

The Washington State Patrol is investigating.

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.