Yesterday there were reports that Finicum allegedly had his hands in the air in surrender before he was shot. We’re all to familiar with that narrative after Michael Brown’s fatal shooting. Seems once again the facts may tell a completely different story.
Greg Bretzing, FBI special agent in charge of the agency’s Portland office, said “It is the actions and choices of the armed occupiers of the refuge that have led us to where we are today. ‘They had ample opportunity to leave the refuge peacefully and, as the FBI and our partners have clearly demonstrated, actions are not without consequences.’
Bretzing said he could not give details of the traffic stop and shooting incident because they are under investigation, but according to a new eyewitness account, Finicum was gunned down after charging at law enforcement officials.
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