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Investigators: All Bullet Fragments Recovered From Pasco Shooting

AP Photo/Dario Infante
In this still frame taken from a cell phone video provided by Dario Infante and taken on Feb. 10, 2015, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, left, turns to face police officers as one holds a flashlight and two others draw their guns just before shooting him.


All the bullet fragments have been recovered from the Pasco police shooting scene and body of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, according to the Kennewick Police Department. 

The department is leading an investigation into last week’s police shooting in southeast Washington.

Ken Lattin, a spokesman for Kennewick police, said detectives want to know where Zambrano-Montes was in the hours, days and weeks leading up to his death on Feb. 10.

“His actions are not normal,” Lattin said. “None of you would stand out at 10th and Lewis Street and throw rocks at cars, and when the police show up, throw rocks them and then run. That’s not normal, reasonable behavior. We just want to know why.”

Lattin said police are seeking additional witnesses.

Zambrano-Montes was shot on a sidewalk near a large Mexican grocery store. Witnesses said he had been throwing rocks in a busy intersection.

Investigators said they don’t yet know whether he was carrying a rock at the time police shot him on the Pasco sidewalk.

Some Hispanics from the Tri-Cities are calling for a federal Department of Justice investigation. They have been contact with the office of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

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.