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3rd autopsy in case of Washington police shooting of man throwing rocks

Family in mourning
Agapita Montes-Rivera, second from left, the mother of Antonio Zambano-Montes, is comforted following the funeral for her son on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, in Pasco, Wash.
(Andrew Jansen, AP)

A third autopsy has been performed on the body of an unarmed Mexican man fatally shot Feb. 10 by police in Pasco, Washington.

Lawyers for Antonio Zambrano-Montes’ parents said Friday that they commissioned the third autopsy in Florida, where the attorneys are based.

They say it raises questions about how many times Zambrano-Montes was shot, finding six or seven entry wounds and two grazing wounds.

An autopsy ordered by Franklin County, Washington, officials concluded the man was struck by five or six bullets. An autopsy commissioned by the lawyer for the man’s estranged wife found indications he was shot seven times.

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The shooting has produced numerous demonstrations in Pasco.

Zambrano-Montes’ parents are represented by well-known civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump of Florida, who also represented the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.

Crump says the parents have asked Attorney General Eric Holder for a federal investigation.

Associated Press

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