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Militia spokesman LaVoy Finicum killed during confrontation with FBI, police

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A prominent figure for the armed militia group that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was killed Tuesday night.

LaVoy Finicum, 55, was shot and killed during the confrontation with FBI and Oregon State Police.

Finicum, a rancher from Arizona, had acted as a spokesman for the group during press conferences, and one of the most recognizable members since he stood before news cameras many times in recent days. 

During one press conference Finicum said the FBI should go home and "quit acting as militia and stirring up fear".

Finicum also claimed federal agents were bringing guns to schools and public buildings in the Burns area, while his group was doing no such thing.

The FBI said right now it's not clear who fired first during the confrontation.

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