The question should not surprise anyone who watched the video of the ambush and cold-blooded murder of LaVoy Finicum at the hands of the US government. However, let me caution that the information is highly suspect that follows. I have been completely unable to confirm whether or not a handgun was planted on Finicum’s body or whether or not he was, in fact, shot 9 times. Yet, I think it appropriate to hold in check until it can be verified reports that are now going out concerning this information
Only two sources are claiming the information about the shooting. The first comes from a Facebook post, which was not captured in a normal fashion. Instead of being shared or embedded or even screen captured, a camera picture of this post appeared.
Frankly, because there is no link, it is highly suspect. Yet, Barbara Davis claims:
Well, LaVoy’s body is home now… I’m absolutely sickened, LaVoy was shot 9 times, there will be no open casket, the FBI shot him in the face… Right after it happened I put out a call for the serial # off the 9mm the FBI claims he had in his pocket. The Pacific Patriot Network just sent me an email, the 9mm came pack stolen 2 years ago. The FBI planted the gun on him. Serial #54119868.
I have been unable to verify any such email that released. However, a fellow contributor is friends with the daughter of LaVoy Finicum and is researching the issue to determine whether this is valid information or disinformation.
After all, we want to make sure that a claim is valid and can document that. As we are able to do that, we will update this article. We do know is that Finicum was only seen with a rifle and a revolver.
We also know that after he was shot and lying in the snow that red dots were trained on his head and body from multiple sources. If they were willing to fire the first shot without any reason to do so, one can rightly assume that he was shot more than three times.
One thing we do know for certain and that is that Blaine Cooper has claimed that Finicum left all his weapons back at the refuge and was unarmed when he was murdered.
“When they left to go over to the other county, all of them left their weapons behind. As far as Ammon wasn’t armed, LaVoy wasn’t armed, all of LaVoys weapons were at the refuge when he left,” Cooper said.
“The only reason he drove off was because he was being fired at so he drove off so he didn’t get shot,” Cooper added. “There’s two rounds in the top of his truck that they were able to photograph. That’s why he drove off and tried to get around there because he was afraid they were going to kill him. And he was right.”