BURNS, Ore. (KOIN) — One person died and 8 were arrested — including militia leaders Ammon and Ryan Bundy — after the FBI and the Oregon State Police intercepted the group along Highway 395.
The militants were heading to a community meeting in John Day when they were confronted by authorities.
Shots were fired after FBI agents, Oregon State Police and other authorities made the stop. It is unclear who opened fire first.
In a statement, the FBI said one person who was “a subject of a federal probable cause arrest” was killed. That person killed was later identified as Arizona rancher LaVoy Finicum, the de facto spokesman for the militia, CNN confirmed.
Ryan Bundy was also shot and injured, sources confirm. He is expected to survive.