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FBI Releases Finicum Shooting Video

BURNS, OR -- The FBI has released video of the officer-involved shooting outside of Burns that left Robert "LaVoy" Finicum dead. He was shot by law enforcement during a traffic stop that also led to the arrest of Ammon Bundy, the leader of the group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.


The video was shot from an FBI plane. Special Agent Greg Bretzing says officers had information that Finicum and others in his truck were armed. Finicum was outside of his pickup and in the snow when officers confronted him. "On at least two occasions, Finicum reaches his right hand toward a pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket," Bretzing told reporters at a Thursday news conference. "He did have a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun in that pocket."


Officers shot and killed Finicum. Bretzing says they're releasing the video to end speculation about what led to the shooting. The FBI posted the unedited video on the agency's YouTube channel. Click HERE to view the raw footage. Finicum exits his truck at 9:20 into the video.


Four people remained at the refuge, as of Thursday night. Negotiators are working to get them to give themselves up peacefully, as Bundy renewed calls for occupiers to leave.

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