The FBI released a video Thursday showing Oregon State Police fatally shooting one of the armed men who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Authorities said Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, 55, reached inside his jacket for a handgun during a traffic stop Tuesday while the FBI and state police were arresting the leaders of the group that seized control of the federal facility on Jan. 2. In the footage, Finicum appears to drive away from law-enforcement officials before barreling toward a roadblock into a snowdrift, nearly hitting an officer. He is seen exiting the vehicle and lifting his hands in the air as an officer approached. Greg Bretzing, the special agent in charge of the FBI in Oregon, said Finicum reached toward his jacket “on at least two occasions” and had a loaded 9-millimeter semiautomatic handgun in his pocket.
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