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Officer Involved Shooting Tuesday Night Sparks Large Protests

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The death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes at the hands of police has sparked protests. The death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes at the hands of police has sparked protests.

PASCO, WA -The death of Antonio Zambrano-Montes at the hands of police has sparked protests.

Protesters were out all day starting around 1:00 p.m. outside Pasco City Hall, they chanted things like "we want justice" both English and Spanish saying, they are not going anywhere.

"Hopefully people will come up and raise voices because this is ridiculous it should not be happening," Protester David Madrigal said. 

Protesters said they want justice for Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

They also want answers.

They stood outside City Hall for hours calling for Police Chief Bob Metzger to come out and talk with protesters.

Metzger eventually agreed to speak with the family privately where a protest organizer told NBC Right Now that he apologized for what is happening and assured them they are investigating.

"We just want justice because today it happened to us, tomorrow it could be any other family," Blanca Zambrano, Antonio's cousin said, adding the family is in shock.

"It could have been avoided, there could have been other ways around it," she continued. 

"[The family] can't believe it," Martha Zambrano said in Spanish.

She also said Zambrano worked at an orchard and had lived in Pasco for more than 10 years.

She said he recently suffered from depression after getting into an accident at work and breaking both wrists.

Zambrano had two daughter who live in California. 

"With a rock...I don't think he wanted to kill anyone, I don't think he would have been able to kill anyone, " Martha Zambrano explained in Spanish.

Protesters continued into the night near the scene of the shooting holding a candle light vigil and marching the streets chanting "we want justice". 

Protesters are getting together again this Saturday at noon outside the Pasco City Hall and they say they are expecting an even bigger crowd. 

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