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Parents of man slain in Pasco file federal lawsuit

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35-Year-Old Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot and killed by police Feb. 10, 2015 35-Year-Old Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot and killed by police Feb. 10, 2015
PASCO, Wash. -

The parents of an unarmed orchard worker shot to death by Pasco police last year have filed a federal court lawsuit contending the officers used excessive force in the case.
    
Agapita Montes Rivera and Jesus Zambrano Fernandez filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington.
    
Named as defendants were the city of Pasco, Police Chief Robert Metzger and the three police officers who actually shot 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano Montes.
    
The Feb. 10 shooting of Zambrano-Montes, a Mexican national, was captured on cellphone video that went viral and sparked weeks of peaceful protests in Pasco.
    
The orchard worker was shot numerous times as he threw rocks at police at a busy downtown intersection.
    
Numerous other lawsuits have already been filed in the case.

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