BURNS, OR -- It will be at least another month before more information is released on the Harney County officer-involved shooting that left militant Robert "LaVoy" Finicum dead. The 54-year-old was killed January 26, when officers stopped him and other leaders of the refuge occupation on their way to John Day.
The FBI released aerial footage of the altercation; officials say Finicum was shot when he reached inside of his coat. The Deschutes County Major Incident Team is leading that investigation, and Sheriff Shane Nelson says he won't release further information until it's completed. He says that could be at least four to six weeks.
Ammon Bundy is again asking the four holdouts at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge to give up. Although, his father, Cliven Bundy, says he's sent letters to the Harney County Sheriff (pictured), Governor Kate Brown and President Obama telling them the occupation will continue.
Through his attorney, Ammon said Tuesday, "Because of the restrictions of solitary confinement for 23 hours per day, I have not been able to speak to my father. I’m requesting that the four remaining protesters go home now, so their lives are not taken." He added, "This will allow the FBI and OSP to also go home and end their armed occupation of Burns and Harney County."
Bundy remains in the Multnomah County Jail in Portland while his attorney collects more evidence to use in a detention hearing. He hopes to be released on home confinement. The judge allowed Joe O'Shaughnessy, who was arrested in a separate event on January 26, to go free. However the judge ruled Pete Santilli must remain in jail, because he's considered a potential threat.