The Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office identified the militant who died in a shooting Tuesday night as 54-year-old Robert LaVoy Finicum.
Finicum served as a spokesman for the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge that began on Jan. 2.
Finicum was killed during the arrest of seven militants on a highway in Oregon Tuesday evening while traveling with Ammon and Ryan Bundy to meet with ranchers and others in Grant County. According to police, the shooting took place around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday along Highway 395. The Deschutes County Major Incident Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting in relation to Finicum’s death.
The medical examiner’s office said the results of Finicum’s autopsy are not available at this time.