WATCH: Police Shoot Unarmed Man Throwing Rocks

VideoVideo related to watch: police shoot unarmed man throwing rocks2015-02-12T07:55:10-05:00

A man in Pasco, Washington is dead Tuesday evening after being shot and killed while running away from police.

Police allege a confrontation soured after approaching the man who had been reportedly throwing rocks at cars. Officers claim they had been assaulted by the man.

People stuck in traffic nearby caught the later part of the confrontation on camera, where the man bolts across a busy intersection from the police. A pursuing officer draws his weapon and shoots the man dead.

Three officers have been placed on leave pending an internal investigation.

According to a Western Washington NBC News affiliate, it’s the fourth fatal police shooting in Pasco County this month.

Credit goes to Dario Zuniga for the above video.

Would love your thoughts, please comment.x