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Death of Michoacan migrant highlights issue of US police violence against Mexicans

A video circulating online shows a Mexican man running from three police officers in Pasco, Washington. He turns to face them and surrender as they open fire, killing him instantly. 

The Mexican in the video was 35-year-old Antonio Zambrano-Montes, a troubled Michoacan native who did not speak English and had been throwing rocks at cars and officers.

The incident represents the fourth police killing in Pasco in seven months and has led to international condemnation. 

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto condemned the shooting as a “disproportionate use of lethal force,” labeling the incident as “regrettable and outrageous.”

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