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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Witness Videos Show Moments Leading Up To Officer Involved Shooting

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PASCO, WA. -- Pictures and videos have been streaming into our newsroom from viewers who got a first hand view of the incident. Two videos with more than 50,000 views on YouTube show the moments leading up to Tuesday's officer involved shooting. 

One video shows Antonio Zambrano-Montes in front of an officer that is backed up to his patrol car. The man then throws what appears to be a rock at the officer. Wednesday afternoon Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger held a news conference to explain the actions of his officers.

"During the altercation, two of the officers were struck with rocks," Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger said. "The subject refused to follow the officer's commands to put the rocks down and surrender. A taser was also deployed with no effect on the subject."

After the rock is thrown, the man crosses the street. He starts to run away from the officers. When he turns around, shots are fired. 

The investigation is now in the hands of the Special Investigation Unit which may not provide any more answers for several months.

"It's important that the process has to work it's way through and the process is slow," Chief Metzger said. "The process is something that unfortunately for every crime whether we're involved or not, takes time."

Unlike many other officer involved shootings, the entire thing Tuesday night was caught on video, giving us all a glimpse into a tragic ending. 

"I would hope that the public would believe in us as they have for many many years," Chief Metzger said. "Believe in our system which they have for many many years. And at the end of the day the police department will do the right thing."

Wednesday the Chief of Police did say that some of the rocks the man was throwing were as large as a softball. But the chief did not tell us much more as Special Investigative Unit looks into the shooting.

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