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Hispanic Leader Says He'll Talk to DOJ about Wash. Shooting

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 KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Hispanic group leader who has called for a federal investigation in the case of an unarmed Mexican man killed by Pasco, Washington, police says he's pressing his case with U.S. Department of Justice officials and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.

Consejo Latino chairman Felix Vargas says he has meetings planned Thursday and Friday in Washington, D.C., regarding the Feb. 10 shooting of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.

Vargas' group has also called for a special prosecutor in the case.

Zambrano-Montes is accused of throwing rocks at cars and police. The fatal shooting was caught on video by passers-by.

Pasco Police Chief Bob Metzger said Wednesday he'd welcome a federal investigation. But he also defended the Tri-City Special Investigations Unit that's investigating the shooting. The three officers involved have been placed on leave.

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