Oregon protest leader Ammon Bundy and seven others were arrested Tuesday night. Protester LaVoy Finicum was killed in the confrontation with police and the FBI.
Unconfirmed Reports Suggest Militia Leader LaVoy Finicum Killed In Firefight With Police – https://t.co/p5YLg34Jsp pic.twitter.com/PdaUVgRv3Q
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 27, 2016
LaVoy Finicum’s Twitter page reads:
Rancher, Loves Freedom and willing to fight and die defending it.
CNN says 2 people didn't obey orders to surrender – LaVoy Finicum, who was killed, and Ryan Bundy, who was wounded https://t.co/zMeDBuDJ0a
— KTVZ NewsChannel 21 (@KTVZ) January 27, 2016
One person is dead and seven others, including Oregon occupation leader Ammon Bundy, were detained following a violent confrontation with the FBI and state police Tuesday night.
It all began with a traffic stop while Bundy and some of his followers were en route to a community meeting at a John Day senior center, about 70 miles north of Burns.
Shots were fired after FBI agents, Oregon State troopers and other law enforcement agencies made the stop on US Highway 395.
Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy, Brian Cavalier, Shawna Cox and Ryan W. Payne were arrested during the stop. Joseph Donald O’Shaughnessy and online talk-show radio host Peter Santilli were arrested in Burns.
All of them are facing federal felony charges of conspiracy to impede officers of the United States from discharging their official duties, through the use of force, intimidation or threats.
LaVoy Finicum, an outspoken member of the armed group who would often speak at news conferences in place of Bundy, was shot and killed during the confrontation. Ryan Bundy suffered a non-life threatening injury in the shooting.