Christian Oathkeeper LaVoy Finicum Shot Dead During Arrest of Ammon Bundy & Seven Others

Christian patriot and Oathkeeper Lavoy Finicum was killed last night in a confrontation with federal officials during the arrest of Ammon Bundy and others. Finicum was Cliven Bundy’s neighbor.

The cruel and unnecessary events of 1.26.2016 which resulted in the shooting death of Christian patriot and Oathkeeper Lavoy Filicum are tragic. The confrontation and arrests took place yesterday about 4:30 pm pacific time at a traffic stop along highway 395. That’s when Lavoy was shot and killed and another person was also wounded.  For whatever contrived or mysterious reasons, mainstream media outlets waited until late last night to report the story, and did not break the news on evening newscasts, which they could have. I found it posted at 3am and re-posted it right away. This horrible shooting event need not have happened. I am heartbroken to learn of Lavoy Filicum’s death. I am praying for his family and send out sincere condolences. I pray that Lavoy’s soul will find peace in Christ in Heaven. – Screenshots blog author

Cited from the NYT website 1.27.2016

BREAKING overnight:

JOHN DAY, Ore. — Ammon Bundy, the leader of an armed seizure of a federal wildlife refuge in rural eastern Oregon, was arrested and one person was killed Tuesday afternoon in a traffic stop in rural Oregon, the F.B.I. and the Oregon State Police said.

Seven other people, including Mr. Bundy’s brother Ryan Bundy, were arrested, the authorities said. Another person was hospitalized with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The authorities did not identify the man who was killed, but a member of the Nevada State Assembly, Michele Fiore, who has been a supporter of the Bundy family, said on Twitter that it was LaVoy Finicum. Mr. Finicum had become a de facto spokesman for the occupiers.

The confrontation came after more than three weeks of growing tension and anxiety that put the tiny community of Burns — about a five-hour drive from Portland — into an international debate about homegrown right-wing militias, public lands and constitutional rights. Mr. Bundy, 40, and a group of his followers, adopting the name Citizens for Constitutional Freedom, occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, about 30 miles southeast of Burns, in Harney County, on Jan. 2.

See also:

Leaders of occupation at refuge in Oregon arrested; 1 killed, another wounded in highway confrontation

Video Clips of Lavoy Finicum

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