Sources have identified the armed protester killed by authorities in a standoff in Oregon Tuesday as Robert LaVoy Finicum. Nathan Frandino reports.
Killed Oregon protester named as armed group’s spokesman
Rancher Robert LaVoy Finicum was shot dead by federal authorities in Tuesday’s stand-off, the culmination of a weeks-long protest against federal control of land in Oregon.
Finicum was the protest group’s de facto spokesman.
The shooting happened during a traffic stop near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge outside Burns, Oregon, where the protest has been taking place.
During the stop, officials arrested protest leader Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy, and three others.
Two other men were later arrested in the area. And an eighth person was arrested in Arizona.
Their takeover at Malheur started January 2nd.
The intentions of those protesters still occupying the refuge have not yet been determined.