SPOKANE, Wash. – The parents of a man shot dead after throwing rocks at police officers in Washington state have filed a claim seeking nearly $4.8 million from the city of Pasco.
Attorney Charles Herrmann filed the claim Thursday on behalf of Agapita Montes Rivera and Jesus Zambrano Fernandez, the parents of Antonio Zambrano-Montes.
The claim also is on behalf of Zambrano-Montes' two daughters, ages 13 and 15, who live in California with their mother.
Zambrano-Montes was a 35-year-old orchard worker who was in the U.S. illegally. He was shot seven times by three officers during a Feb. 10 confrontation.
Officers fired 17 times at Zambrano-Montes, who investigators say was high on methamphetamine and hurling rocks at motorists and police. He was unarmed.
The shooting was captured on video and sparked weeks of protests in Pasco, an agricultural hub in eastern Washington.