A “loud music” complaint lead to a deadly, officer-involved shooting in South Tacoma.
One of the officers who killed an immigrant farmworker in Washington state in a shooting that helped fuel the nationwide debate over police use of force had dragged the man away from his burning rental home just weeks earlier.
Raymond Lee Fryberg, the father of the student who opened fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 2014, illegally bought the gun used in the massacre.
Ferguson has become an emblem of the tensions between minorities and police departments nationwide since Darren Wilson, a white officer, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, last summer.
The three officers involved in the death of an unarmed Mexican man in Washington state fired 17 shots, including several that struck the former orchard worker but none that hit him in the back, a task force spokesman said Wednesday.
The rallying cry in Ferguson was “Hands up, don’t shoot!” In New York, it was “I can’t breathe!” In Pasco these days, the protest signs say things like “It was just a rock!!!”
The killing Tuesday of orchard worker Antonio Zambrano-Montes sparked protests after witnesses said he was running away when he was shot in a busy intersection in Pasco, a city about 215 miles southeast of Seattle.
The victim’s family says police were out of line when they shot him and should have used less-lethal force to get him under control.
A double-murder suspect from Washington and two other people have been charged in the fatal shooting of a college student in northern New Jersey.
Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by police in Port Orchard, Washington, was armed with a knife.