KENNEWICK, Washington (AP) – Investigators asked the public Thursday to provide more social media images and eyewitness accounts of a fatal police shooting that has sparked a series of protests in an agricultural community in the northwestern state of Washington.
They also asked for patience as they seek more information about the victim, an unarmed Mexican man who ran from officers after reportedly throwing rocks at them.
Sgt Ken Lattin of the nearby Kennewick Police Department said videos continue to arrive, and he asked for more contributions from people who saw the Feb 10 shooting at a busy Pasco intersection.
“The more information we have, the better,” said Lattin, spokesman for the special unit investigating the shooting.
Authorities also are seeking more people who saw Antonio Zambrano-Montes, 35, in the weeks before the shooting, so they can learn more about his frame of mind, Lattin said at a news conference.
Zambrano-Montes recently spent some time in a homeless shelter. But investigators have been unable to interview anyone who saw him in the two weeks leading up to his death, Lattin said.