2 Bundys Arrested, Finicum Killed Outside Malheur Refuge

"BURNS – Oregon standoff spokesman Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was killed and other leaders of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation were arrested Tuesday after the FBI and state police stopped vehicles about 20 miles north of Burns.

Authorities did not release the name of the person who died at the highway stop, but Finicum's daughter confirmed it was Finicum, 55, of Cane Beds, Arizona, one of the cowboy-hat wearing faces of the takeover.

"My dad was such a good good man, through and through," said Arianna Finicum Brown, 26, one of Finicum's 11 children. "He would never ever want to hurt somebody, but he does believe in defending freedom and he knew the risks involved.""

Les Zaitz reports for the Portland Oregonian January 26, 2016.


"FBI Tells Oregon Refuge Occupiers To Leave As Authorities Set Up Roadblocks" (Oregonian)

"Malheur Occupation: Militants Still Inside Refuge After 1 Dead, 8 Arrested" (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

"Deceased Militant LaVoy Finicum: Rancher, Patriarch, Bundy Believer" (Oregon Public Broadcasting)

"Occupiers Arrested After Shooting Outside Of Burns" (Oregonian)

"1 Dead As Authorities Arrest Bundys, 5 Others" (Greenwire)

"Shots Fired, 1 Killed In Arrest Of Oregon Militants" (AP)

"Robert 'LaVoy' Finicum, Killed In Oregon Shootout, Was Arizona Foster Parent And Rancher" (Oregonian)

"I Read An Oregon Militiaman's Post-Apocalyptic Cowboy Thriller So You Didn't Have To" (Talking Points Memo)

"Oregon Militia Standoff: One Dead After Ammon Bundy And Others Arrested" (Guardian)

"Felony Charge Against Refuge Occupiers Also Used Against Anti-War, Environmental Activists" (Oregonian)

"Update: Oregon Standoff Meeting Interrupted With Announcement That Altercation Stopped Speakers" (Oregonian)

"Reactions Pour In After Death, Arrests In Oregon Standoff" (Oregonian)

"Ammon Bundy and 7 Others Held in Oregon; LaVoy Finicum Is Reported Dead" (New York Times)

 "Authorities Seal Off Oregon Refuge After Leaders Of Occupation Arrested; 1 Killed In Gunfire" (Washington Post)

Source: Portland Oregonian, 01/27/2016