The Sons of Liberty-Shauna Cox and Victoria Sharp both were eyewitnesses who were riding in the truck that LaVoy Finicum was driving when he was shot and killed. I reported the Cox said that the FBI had her video recording of what took place and now that recording has been synced with the aerial footage that was released by the DOJ. There is audio and the video is quite disturbing. This has come out as one FBI agent is being investigated for not reporting two shots taken at Finicum as he exited the vehicle and four other agents are under investigation pertaining to that shooting.
WARNING: The video and audio are even more disturbing than what was released previously by the DOJ
The story the eyewitnesses told seems to add up as there are at least two shots that can be heard as Finicum exits the vehicle and several other shots that can be heard prior to them leaving the road and plowing into the snow bank, as well as several as they leave the stop.
Officers can be heard telling Finicum to get on the ground and he continually yells, “You’re gonna have to shoot me.” The video also clearly shows that his hands were up when the first shots were fired as he exited the vehicle and when the fatal shots were taken. Additionally, you can hear several shots hit the truck following the shooting of Finicum.
From all that can be seen and heard, it does not appear to me that any officer’s life was in danger at any time. While Finicum does seem ornery, it does not appear that he made any threats and not getting on the ground is not a reason to kill a man in cold blood who is not brandishing a weapon. There just is no justification for that, and if someone wants to do that, then they would need to do it for every citizen who carries concealed who shot someone without a weapon.