Oregon State Troopers setup a road block during the evening that moved media further away from Malheur National Wildlife Refuge January 28, 2016 near Burns, Oregon. Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images/AFP
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The FBI released a video Thursday investigators say shows one occupier of an Oregon wildlife refuge reach for his jacket pocket before being shot dead by law enforcement, after speeding away from a traffic stop where the group's leader was arrested.Authorities said 54-year-old Robert LaVoy Finicum, a rancher from Arizona who acted as a spokesman for the occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, was armed when he was stopped by police and killed Tuesday afternoon.The grainy aerial footage shows Finicum raise his hands in the air and then turn and flail his arms, which lower down to his body moments before he is shot by Oregon State Police troopers, according to the FBI.Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge of the FBI's Portland office who narrated the video for reporters, said Finicum can be seen reaching for his jacket pocket, where law enforcement found a handgun. The video release came hours after a lawyer for Finicum's family claimed other evidence may exist that shows the Arizona rancher was not threatening authorities.
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