CRIME

Mother of Mexican man shot by police in Washington state says officers should go to prison

  • In this Feb. 19, 2015 photo, a photo of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, is displayed at a memorial in Pasco, Wash., at the site where Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police, fell after being fatally shot by police. Zambrano-Montes was killed Feb. 10, the gunfire captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

    In this Feb. 19, 2015 photo, a photo of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, is displayed at a memorial in Pasco, Wash., at the site where Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police, fell after being fatally shot by police. Zambrano-Montes was killed Feb. 10, the gunfire captured on video by a witness. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)  (The Associated Press)

  • Agapita Montes-Rivera, second from right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, stands Monday, Feb. 23, with her daughter, Rose Elena Zambrano-Montes, second from left, attorney Benjamin Crump, right, and interpreter Fabian Ubay as they talk to the media in Pasco, Wash., outside the funeral home where the body of her son was being kept. Crump, who is the attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., said he will be representing Zambrano-Montes' family. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

    Agapita Montes-Rivera, second from right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, stands Monday, Feb. 23, with her daughter, Rose Elena Zambrano-Montes, second from left, attorney Benjamin Crump, right, and interpreter Fabian Ubay as they talk to the media in Pasco, Wash., outside the funeral home where the body of her son was being kept. Crump, who is the attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., said he will be representing Zambrano-Montes' family. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)  (The Associated Press)

  • Agapita Montes-Rivera, second from right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, stands Monday, Feb. 23, with her daughter, Rose Elena Zambrano-Montes, second from left, attorney Benjamin Crump, right, and interpreter Fabian Ubay as they talk to the media in Pasco, outside the funeral home where the body of her son was being kept. Crump, who is the attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., said he will be representing Zambrano-Montes' family. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

    Agapita Montes-Rivera, second from right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, stands Monday, Feb. 23, with her daughter, Rose Elena Zambrano-Montes, second from left, attorney Benjamin Crump, right, and interpreter Fabian Ubay as they talk to the media in Pasco, outside the funeral home where the body of her son was being kept. Crump, who is the attorney who represented the family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., said he will be representing Zambrano-Montes' family. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)  (The Associated Press)

Agapita Montes-Rivera's first trip to the United States included viewing the body of her son, who was shot and killed by police in Washington state in a case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation.

The Parotita, Mexico, woman says the three officers involved in the shooting of her son should go to prison.

Antonio Zambrano-Montes was shot to death Feb 10 after allegedly throwing rocks at officers near a busy intersection in the agricultural city of Pasco. His death is under investigation.

Montes-Rivera spoke to The Associated Press through an interpreter Tuesday at a library.

She says she watched video of the shooting in Mexico and ran up to the television set in a futile effort to stop the bullets. She says she wishes she could trade places with her son, one of her 16 children.