— deray mckesson (@deray) February 12, 2015
Antonio Montes did not have a gun when he was killed on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/wyKcPzSYUV
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) February 12, 2015
Pasco, WA — A man was publicly executed by Pasco police Tuesday as dozens of witnesses, including children, watched in horror.
A cell phone video uploaded to Facebook Wednesday shows several officers chasing down the fleeing man, who had his hands in the air, and then firing multiple rounds at him.
Police have not yet released the man’s identity.
The stop occurred after the man was acting erratically by the roadway. Officers were responding to a complaint that the man threw a rock at a passing vehicle.
According to the Tri-city Herald, Police tried to shock him with a Taser, but it had little effect on him, said Ben Patrick, who was just yards away in the grocery store parking lot with his family when the shooting happened.
“The guy was trying to pull the Taser (prongs) out of his arm,” a witness said.
The man allegedly ran towards officers who immediately began firing at him. After being shot at the first time, the man took off running, with his hands in the air. The second video shows him trying to surrender to police when multiple shots are fired at him, killing him.
Y’all, the police are lynching us.