Man Fatally Shot in Pasco Had Criminal Charge for Assaulting Police Officer
Pasco police have released more information on 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes, the man shot by officers Tuesday evening outside Fiesta Foods. A transient, Zambrano-Montes had a prior 3rd Degree Felony charge for assaulting a Pasco police officer, a Class "C" felony.
According to court documents from Franklin County on Jan. 16, 2014, Pasco officers Jeffrey Cobb and Adam Brewster were dispatched to the area of 8th and Bonneville at approximately 11 p.m. They received a report of a man walking around "and hitting cars with a broom."
The two officers found Montes on the front porch of a home at 224 North 7th, and was "making a commotion on the front porch." Officer Cobb made the following report:
When I arrived I heard Officer Brewster give three separate and distinct commands to the male to drop items in his hand and to come towards him. The male picked up a rocking chair and attempted to throw it at Officer Brewster and was unable to, dropping the chair. The male then picked up a mail box and post from the front porch and threw these items at Officer Brewster's head, and he had to duck to avoid being struck."
He goes onto say he and Officer Brewster attempted to take him into custody after he attempted to run. The report continues:
The male then grabbed onto Officer Brewster's belt and grabbed onto the handle of his service pistol... The male was taken to the ground and continued to struggle with Officer Brewster and I, and continued grabbing for and grabbing onto Officer Brewster's pistol, attempting to free it from its holster.
Zambrano-Montes was then successfully tased and taken into custody where he admitted to using methamphetamines. Read more of the report.