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.
Police say a man wanted for murder was shot and killed by Pierce County sheriff’s detectives when he fired at them in the hallway of an apartment building.
An officer who was injured helping arrest a man suspected of shooting up police stations and patrol cars in three towns in Snohomish County, Washington, is recovering.
A King County sheriff’s spokeswoman says a deputy has fatally shot one person at a light rail station south of downtown Seattle.
Authorities say a man who was fatally shot by police in Port Orchard, Washington, was armed with a knife.
The King County sheriff’s office says a deputy shot a man who drove a van toward deputies Thursday morning near North Bend.
Fire has engulfed at a house on the coast of Washington state where a standoff has been under way since Wednesday with a man suspected of shooting and injuring a police officer.