OREGON - In a statement, Greg Bretzing, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI in Oregon, described the events depicted in the video below that lead to the death of LaVoy Finicum:
As the white truck approaches the roadblock, there is a spike strip across the road but it appears Finicum missed it as he attempted to drive around the roadblock. He nearly hits an FBI agent as he maneuvers to the left. The truck gets stuck in the snowbank.
Finicum leaves the truck and steps through the snow. Agents and troopers on scene had information that Finicum and others would be armed. On at least two occasions, Finicum reaches his right hand toward a pocket on the left inside portion of his jacket. He did have a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic handgun in that pocket.
At this time, OSP troopers shot Finicum.
According to law enforcement officials four people still remain at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Nine people have left since the FBI set up checkpoints surrounding it and six of those people were released. Three others were arrested.
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