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Entire News Release From Pasco Police Regarding Fatal Shooting Tuesday Night

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 PASCO, WA - The Pasco Police Department sent out a news release following their news conference Wednesday afternoon addressing the fatal officer involved shooting Tuesday.  Here is the release in its entirety.

Subject: February 10 Officer Involved Shooting Statement

On Tuesday, February 10, at approximately 5:00pm, 911 dispatch received a call from a citizen in the Fiesta Foods parking lot at 10th and Lewis regarding a man throwing multiple rocks at cars and trucks. Pasco Police officers were dispatched and responded to the scene and found a person matching the description given. 10th and Lewis is one of the busiest intersections in Pasco, especially during the rush hour. The Fiesta Foods parking lot was busy with many cars and customers. The officers observed the subject threatening the public and engaged the man using voice commands and low level force to bring the man under control to no effect. Multiple rocks of various sizes, including at least one that was about softball size, were thrown by the subject. During the altercation two of the officers were struck with rocks. The subject refused to follow the officers' commands to put down the rocks and to surrender. A TASER was also deployed with no effect on the subject. With the threatening behavior by the subject toward the public and officers continuing, officers ultimately fired on the subject with their service weapons and the subject went down. Officers then immediately contacted the Pasco Fire Department to render aid.

Pasco Fire Department Paramedics arrived at the scene and determined that the subject was deceased, and treated the two officers at the scene for injuries.

The Tri-City Special Investigation Unit (SIU) will conduct the investigation of this incident. Pasco officers secured the scene until the arrival of SIU. The Washington State Patrol Crime lab was contacted to assist the SIU in the investigation. The SIU's investigation is in its preliminary stages, and all further information on the investigation will be handled through the SIU.

Officers involved in this incident are:

Officer Ryan Flanagan, 9 year veteran assigned to patrol. Traffic Safety Officer.

Officer Adam Wright, 8 year veteran assigned to patrol. Firearms instructor and Field Training Officer.

Officer Adrian Alaniz, 2 year veteran assigned to patrol.

The deceased was identified as Antonio Zambrano-Montes by the Franklin County Coroner.

In accordance with department policy, the officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Upon completion of the SIU investigation, their report will be forwarded to the Franklin County Prosecutors office to be reviewed for any further action. Subsequent to the SIU investigation and prosecutor determination, an internal investigation will be conducted by the department. Information regarding this incident will be released upon the conclusion of these processes.

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