State attorney general will not file charges in Pasco case

Antonio Zambrano-Montes, just moments before three Pasco police officers opened fire.

Antonio Zambrano-Montes, just moments before three Pasco police officers opened fire.

SPOKANE, Wash. — The state attorney general is closing his investigation into the shooting of a Mexican national by Pasco police.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson said Thursday that his office will not bring criminal charges in the 2015 death of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Three members of the Pasco Police Department shot Zambrano-Montes numerous times after he threw rocks at officers and passing motorists at a busy downtown intersection.

This is the third and final review of this shooting.

The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Washington both concluded earlier that no charges would be filed against the officers.

The death of the orchard worker was captured on video that went viral and sparked weeks of peaceful protests in Pasco.