Hispanic Affairs Commission plans Pasco meeting following shooting

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — The state Commission on Hispanic Affairs will hold public meetings in Pasco this Friday and Saturday to allow members of the community to discuss the recent shooting of a Mexican man by police.

The Tri-City Herald reports that commission chair Gloria Ochoa says officials will mostly be listening to the community's concerns.

The shooting death of 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes on Feb. 10 sparked weeks of protests and demonstrations in Pasco.

Three police officers fired a total of 17 bullets at the orchard worker, who they said was acting erratically at a busy intersection.

Public forums are scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Columbia Basin College's Pasco campus.