PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The mother of an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot by police officers in Washington state viewed her son’s body for the first time Monday and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation.
The Feb. 10 killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. Zambrano-Montes’ mother, Agapita Montes-Rivera, spoke to reporters before entering a local funeral home with other family members and said through an interpreter that the situation is difficult.
“I want people to understand my pain,” the 60-year-old said. “It’s really hard. … When I saw the video, I felt really bad. That’s why I asked for justice.”