- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - The Pasco County Prosecutor’s Office has released another installment of witness interviews about the fatal police shooting of a Mexican immigrant farmworker in February.

Prosecutor Shawn Sant is reviewing the interviews and other evidence collected by a special investigations unit as he considers whether to bring criminal charges against the three officers involved in the shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, whose death at a busy intersection Feb. 10 prompted protests in the community. Cell phone video showed the officers chasing the man across a street and then opening fire as he turned around with his hands outstretched.

In recordings released earlier, witnesses said Zambrano-Montes had been throwing rocks at officers, and one of the officers, Adam Wright, Pasco Police Officer Adam Wright said he decided to shoot because he feared officers or members of the public would be injured or killed by the rock wielded by Zambrano-Montes.

The recordings released Wednesday also included interviews with some police officers and medics who responded to the shooting.



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