It has been confirmed by police that rock-thrower Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who died in police firing, was not carrying a gun or knife. Now, his family is claiming that his death was ‘unnecessary’ and is asking for $25 million as compensation.
The man’s wife and daughters filed a $25 million wrongful-death claim and prosecutors assured a careful and objective investigation into the killing. According to the claim, 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes posed no danger to the three officers who followed him during rush-hour and shot him to death.
“Antonio Zambrano-Montes was not armed with a gun or knife. We all know based on the videos we’ve watched on social media that he did at one point at least have a rock in his hand and threw that rock”, said Kennewick Police Sgt. Ken Lattin, a spokesman for a multi-agency law enforcement unit, which is investigating the shooting. The investigation has been conducted to determine whether he was carrying a rock at the time when he was shot, added Lattin.