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Prosecutor: Oregon Occupier's Killing Justified

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    Prosecutor: Oregon Occupier's Killing Justified
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    In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Robert “LaVoy” Finicum, center, a rancher from Arizona, talks to reporters at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns, Ore. On Tuesday, March 8, 2016, authorities said police were justified in killing Finicum during a traffic stop on Jan. 26, 2016.

    An Oregon sheriff says FBI agents involved in the Jan. 26 traffic stop that led to the killing of an armed Arizona rancher are under investigation for not disclosing they fired shots during the confrontation.

    Deschutes County Sheriff L. Shane Nelson says neither of those shots struck Robert "LaVoy" Finicum.

    Authorities say Finicum was instead hit and killed by rounds fired by Oregon State Police officers. Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris says all six shots fired by Oregon State Police were justified.

    Still, Nelson says it was of concern that FBI agents on the scene didn't disclose they had also fired shots.

    The U.S. Justice Department said in a statement it is investigating the FBI agents' actions during the confrontation with Finicum.