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Pasco Officer Involved Shooting Reaching As Far Away As Mexico

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 PASCO, WA.- It's no longer just affecting the community here in Pasco the death of Antonio Zambrano Montes is gathering attention in Seattle, and as far away as Mexico. 

The Mexican Consulate Eduardo Baca sent a letter to Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger on February 12th, detailing their concern of the fatal shooting of an unarmed Mexican national.

KNDU spoke to Consulate Baca on the phone this afternoon. He told us he felt it was time for them to step in after they saw the videos and eyewitness accounts of Montes' death.

“The escalation of going from trying to detain someone to actually using the next step, we would think there would be other intermediate steps instead of just resorting to weapons to lethal force,” Baca told KNDU.

Chief Metzger did send a letter back to Baca informing the consulate that the Pasco Police Department would not be a part of the investigation, because it could be considered a conflict of interest.

In the letter Chief Metzger did express condolences for Montes family.

From here Consulate Baca told me they would continue to provide support and legal advice for Montes' family during the investigation.