Shot in the Face — Execution Style: Eyewitness Says Oregon Militiaman Murdered by Cops; “He Had His Hands in the Air”

Daughter: “He was shot in the face”

LaVoy Finicum

The daughter of LaVoy Finicum, the Oregon militiaman shot dead by police during a traffic stop on Highway 395 yesterday, claims that her father was “murdered” execution-style with his hands in the air, an account backed up by an eyewitness to the incident.

Protesters involved in the weeks-long occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, including leader Ammon Bundy, were apprehended by law enforcement as they traveled to the city of John Day to attend a community meeting set up by local residents.

“Everyone obeyed orders to surrender except two people: LaVoy Finicum and Bundy’s brother, Ryan Bundy,” a law enforcement official told CNN.

Media reports about the incident simply state that “shots were fired,” although Finicum’s daughter Thara Lynn Tenney posted a message on her Facebook page last night asserting that her father had already surrendered before he was gunned down.

“I want the world to know how my father was murdered today. His hands were in the air and he was shot in the face by the American authorities. Ammon Bundy reported there are 6 witnesses to this evil,” wrote Tenney.

Her testimony was echoed by another eyewitness, Victoria Sharp, who was in the car with Finicum when the group were pulled over by cops and federal agents.

Sharp claims that Finicum put his hands out of the car window and asked the police to allow the women to leave the car.

“They shot at him, but they missed him,” said Sharp, adding that the group then attempted to drive away in the car but were shot at again by police.

“When we crashed and stopped for a second, he got out of the car, he had his hands in the air, he’s like ‘just shoot me then’….and they did, they shot him dead,” said Sharp.

“He was just walking, with his hands in the air, I swear to God, and they shot him dead and after he was down on the ground, shot him three more times,” said Sharp, adding that the vehicle was again “bombarded with bullets” as well as tear gas rounds.

Sharp says that the group tried to “find something white” so they could display it as a sign of surrender. She challenges news reports that only six shots were fired, asserting, “they shot at least 120 shots altogether.”

Sharp also claims that none of the individuals in the car pulled out a gun at any point and that the incident was an “ambush” with “FBI snipers in the trees” surrounding the vehicle.

“They had their hands out of the window to show they were not firing, nothing, we showed no aggression at all,” said Sharp.

Sharp’s testimony is contradicted by another individual who said he spoke to Ammon Bundy’s security guard and that LaVoy Finicum had “charged” at police officers after he exited the vehicle.

Protesters who remain at the occupied federal building have vowed to continue their stance as authorities continue to insist they want a “peaceful” resolution to the matter.



Paul Joseph Watson is the editor at large of and Prison

Don't forget to follow the D.C. Clothesline on Facebook and Twitter. PLEASE help spread the word by sharing our articles on your favorite social networks.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.
  • TaxPayersAdvocate

    Guess he jumped out of that truck and repeatedly reached for his waist as an Attempt to Surrender and Comply?

    Simple way not to get shot by police, maybe we should start a public information campaign.

    When the police draw guns on you and give you an order, do it.

    See isn’t that simple?

    Not sure why we keep having these debates about this, should the police have to wait until the armed criminal who has been saying he won’t go down without a fight, and he will die rather than go to jail should they have to wait until he squeezes off a couple of rounds? Should they have to let somebody trying to commit suicide by cop to get a clean shot at them first?

    Common, this guy would be alive today if he would have kept his hands up and not made threatening gestures, it looks to me like he was trying for martyr, with some very skeptical results.


    He should have stopped.

  • YosemiteSam

    Our government is OUT OF CONTROL.

  • shetaz71

    I watched that video about 8 times. I zoomed it in to 225%. He had his hands in the air–IN THE BEINNING- and then dropped his right hand into his left coat pocket and was trying to pull something out of it. Could it of been the gun he had on him the entire time? He wasn’t that innocent. Sorry

  • Stacy Benghazimack

    so..the left can take over an entire state building…remember wisconsin…and NO one was shot..but these folks occupy an EMPTY building and are teaching folks THEIR rights via the United States Constitution and they are chased down and one is MURDERED like an animal…we should have risen LONG ago…When will the slaves of this tyrannical nation rise as one and defend what we are to be? WHEN?????

  • Stacy Benghazimack

    this was NOT a traffic stop! it was an ambush!

  • Kingdom Ambassador

    While my heart goes out for these men and their families, let’s not overlook what a wasted effort and waste of life this is. The reason I say this, nearly every one there standing against the government were pro-constitutionalists and it’s the Constitution (particularly Amendment 5) that’s the genesis for this and similar atrocities:

    This is but one of thousands of consequences of the whirlwind today’s America is reaping as a consequence of the wind sown by the late 18th-century founders when they replaced the 17th-cenutury Colonial governments of, by, and for God established upon His unchanging moral law (including His property laws) for their own humanistic government of, by, and for the people based upon capricious man-made Enlightenment and Masonic concepts:

    “[B]ecause they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law … they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind….” (Hosea 8:1,7)

    Case in point: “…The Fifth Amendment concludes with the provisions that no one shall be “deprived of … property without due process of law” and “private property [shall not] be taken for public use without just compensation.” Because this provision allows the government to legally steal private citizens’ lands, these assurances are a cover for theft. Because of Amendment 5’s promise of “just” compensation, most people do not even think to ask whose “due process of law” is going to be employed and whether the government’s confiscation of private lands for public use is ethical or whether governments [Federal OR STATE] should own property at all….

    ‘Moreover the prince shall not take of the people’s inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession … that my people be not scattered every man from his possession.’ (Ezekiel 46:18)….

    “The Fifth Amendment’s provision for property confiscation is applied in eminent domain, which is nothing more than a form of organized theft:

    ‘Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance….’ (Deuteronomy 19:14)….

    “The creation of public lands is another method employed by the Constitutional Republic to move boundary markers. Identifying these lands as “public” is part of the ruse to conceal the theft. Except that the public is permitted limited access, they are not public at all. These lands, which are often stolen by legislation (such as the Wilderness Act of 1964, the Clean Air Act of 1970, the Endangered Species Act of 1973, and the Clean Water Act of 1977) from private property owners, are owned by the government, not the public. Even public use is changing due to the government’s increasing restriction of access. The fact that the government can and does restrict access further proves its ownership….

    “Public lands are just the tip of the iceberg. All of America is owned by federal and state governments via their claim to property taxes and eminent domain:….”

    For more, see online Chapter 14 “Amendment 5: Constitutional vs. Biblical Judicial Protection” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective” at

  • William Sexton

    If you can find it, the FBI-released video of the incident clearly shows Mr. Finicum walking away from the vehicle with his hands in the air, but not walking directly toward any of the government “officials”, and after being shot the first time tries to raise his hands again and keep walking until apparently being shot again and collapsing to the snow-covered ground. It looks like his body jerks a couple of times when hit by a few more shots. He was plainly NOT drawing a weapon or acting in a threatening manner. However, the same “officials” are trying to spin it that he was attempting to draw his weapon before being shot. I am not an expert, but that is not what I see in that video….he was gunned down in cold blood while attempting to surrender is what I see when I watch it.

  • Jeff Jones

    It looks like the Feds murdered LaVoy. The claim that LaVoy ran at them is a lie. I guess Hands-Up-Don’t-Shoot is only for the BlackLivesMatter lairs.

    • TNUGA

      So, how many shots were fired at the roadblock?

  • Michael Daehn

    Law abiding people don’t storm federal land at gun point dumb ass.

    • lloyd Lisco

      Michael Daehn, There is NO FEDERAL LAND dumb ass.

      • Michael Daehn

        Yes there is ass hat.

    • lloyd Lisco

      The U.S. Constitution specifically forbids the federal government owning any land, See article 1 section 8 paragraph 17 and if you can comprehend it. You will understand all U.S. Land belongs to the states STUPID! Now Who is the ass hole ass hole?

      • Michael Daehn

        That would be you.How typical of a right wing nut job to use the Constitution when it suits them.While you did point out my mistake.You also made my point.You right wing nut jobs blame Obama and any other Democrats for your problems.Just so you know.I am a gay American who’s rights will be taken away if you assholes and your right wing religious friends take power.By the way asshole is one word.Did you even graduate high school?

        • lloyd Lisco

          Michael Daehn, You think you might lose your homosexual perversion rights here in America? Just wait until Jesus gets hold of you. O-Homo is another example of you left anti decency communist filthy ASS HOLES who have all but destroyed this once great country. I can’t wait to sweep your kind into the trash can of history. My name and city are clearly posted on this sight ASS HOLE.

          • Michael Daehn

            Ah yes that’s another trait exclusive to to you religious right nut bags,using the bible when it suits you.Tell me LLoyd,do you own slaves?

    • lloyd Lisco

      Michael Daehn, Your federal monthly bribe will continue even if you admit the truth, For a short time.

      • Michael Daehn

        What truth would that be sir?

  • Michael Daehn

    I’m seeing nothing but right wing hate mongering nut jobs blame Obama for everything but praising the Republicans for sending your children to die in a war that is still costing us $10 billion dollars a month.By the way,just thought I’d ask,would you be saying all this bullshit if these guys were black or muslims?I don’t think so.The last time I checked this was the 21st century,how about joining us willingly or we will drag you kicking and screaming.White supremacy is dead,it died with Hitler in 1945,along with Nazism.

    • lloyd Lisco

      Michael Daehn, You left stupid liberal idiot, You will be one of the first delivered to the extermination facilities by your beloved federal government.

      • Michael Daehn

        Only if the Republicans gain power fuck for brains.I suggest you watch the video released by the FBI. He clearly reached for a loaded gun.Would you say the same thing if a Republican was president?

        • lloyd Lisco

          IDIOT, The man was unarmed, The FBI lied as always, The video has been altered, It was an ambush complete with snipers. Body shot several more times lying on the snow. Your idol government has murdered another American. You are not smart enough to feel any remorse.

          • Michael Daehn

            Then explain why they found a loaded 9 mm pistol in his pocket?Would you be saying that if he were black or a member of a native tribe,or muslim?I don’t think so.Like I said you my dilusional friend are a typical right wing nut job and the reason the rest of the world hates us.

          • lloyd Lisco

            Hi Mike, These throw downs are left at murder scene’s so cops can lie and say the victim was armed, Standard practice. Any unloaded gun makes a very poor club. Stop looking at TV.

          • Michael Daehn

            Are you fucking serious?You by the way never answered my second question.Would you be saying this if he was black,Muslim,or a member of the Native tribe who,s land they occupied at gun point?

          • Michael Daehn

            You sir still haven’t answered my question,Would you be saying the same thing if the “innocent” protester were black,Latino,Muslim,or a member of a native tribe?II’ll take your lack of an answer as a no.Just like every other Right Wing nut job.You’re all racist,homophobic assholes.

          • Michael Daehn

            I have another question,Do you own any slaves?If no then I will see you in hell.Because your touted bible says you should.There I used your favorite book against your right wing ass.

  • russellmeans

    Listen up these men were VERY heavily armed. I went for his gun. You do that and you will be shot. JUst look at the two black people shot in Cleveland.100+++ shots and they were unarmed. Get them off my land. It is Government land. I pay taxes there for it is my land. I have no problem with the F.B.I. and the U.S. Marshals doing there job.

    • juskom95

      Your land? So it is more your land than their land?
      Go away troll, or at least become more inventive.

      • russellmeans

        No not more. I did not say more. Now who should be more inventive, but you know you people will never answer all of a question. What about the two black people who were gunned down 100+++ shots ??

        • juskom95

          You did not answer. Why is it more your land than theirs?

          • russellmeans

            Yes I did. Not more my land, but my land as much as theirs and I don’t like them squating on it and ruining it. It is beautiful land and I want to keep it that way. I don’t want cattle on it,

    • MystWlker

      The two in Cleveland were armed with a 2 ton vehicle, and has tried to run over a cop.

  • yennikcm

    Is it me, or do the feds look like Blackwater contractor mercenaries?

  • Mike Rodgers

    If these protesters (press named militiamen) had been black, America would be on fire tonight and rightly so! The news blackout speaks volumes about what happened and the government’s role in these unlawful and unconstitutional actions. Tha’s why the label “militiamen.” A once honorable name the press has tried to stain red.

    • Rick Nelson

      Mike,If I could,I would love to be able to put your statement on sign on the side of major interstate.No truer words were stated than yours here today.
      Nice to see someone with guts and a set of “EM’
      Great Post!

  • In this age of dash cams I guess these local cowboys don’t have them or they were turned off…..Yea, right…..I say it is simple. FInd out who shot em……scope them out, follow their habits, routes, etc then ambush and KILL THEM…..

  • mllsos7

    These people were lured to this meeting & this man to his death. He died to stand up for freedom. This Gov is so evil.

  • Bud

    All these government agencies run in to save the day and after they do all their law enforcement stuff they go to court and they lose there case. It seem to happen all the time because some little idiot in the some government agency got to prove he not an A##HOLE which later the world discovers he is. Just once before this sh#t happens you would think the FBI would investigate the a##hole that started this to find out what kind of jerk there supporting.

  • lloyd Lisco

    Ddcm, An American Patriot whose tool box you could not carry has been murdered by another idiot like you, In front of witnesses, Another founding family destroyed by another idiot like you, Even under these solum circumstances you continue to lie and make snide statements like the FBI and other idiots like you. You should immediately get on with the FBI, They need more idiots like you, Who knows We might meet on the battle field soon to be America, Where idiots like you will be dealt with man to man, Not murdered by FBI idiot goon squads just as these low life bastards murdered the people at Waco Texas, You idiot.

  • John Brittingham

    The government will charge witnesses with his murder.

  • Green Lama

    Hands up…don’t shoot..?

  • nepa_independent

    And no one took a video of anything. No police cams, no nothing huh? How convenient. Funny how, when it’s a white guy gunned down with his hands in the air (I don’t know if this is true) none of the main stream media cover it. I haven’t seen a thing on this.

  • I don’t care if he was running, standing or throwing stones. He had every right to. It’s that he DIED when he shouldn’t have because evil men don’t give a shit about law or doing right. The cause may have been right or wrong, but he was there as a PEACE MAKER, knowing boldly speaking such and revealing evil could cost him his life. We lost a brother today. I would have been less upset had someone else died (such as a poser or wannabe), but he was pure in his motives. He was murdered, it will not go forgotten and they will pay.

  • fromthemomma

    Well I hope our unelected governor is happy

  • Sorry girls, but most men in America and Europe are feminized now. You are mostly on your own. Reap what you sow. See all the tough talk here? That is all it is. Impressed girls?

  • Stibbs11

    BlackWater America.

  • Deadman Walkin

    And they wonder why Ok. city happened its because they kill people for no good reason, don’t think we will forget Weaver or Wakco and now this one. GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!

  • Tom Bowshall

    I really miss America, it was such a noble idea, shame it was just fiction.

  • barbarakelly

    You dirty Bast*** that shot him I hope you rot in hell. You shot him in the face on purpose. Don’t even tell us that your a poor shot. You cops take practice time. This person that shot him needs to be taken off the case. And he also needs to be held accountable for his actions. Something very FISHY OF THE WAY THAT WENT DOWN.

  • R.G.

    I wonder if radical left-wing communist Anderson Vanderbilt will camp out in Oregon and talk all day long for several months about how an unarmed white man with his hands up was shot by police for no reason. Probably not. I saw a CNN commentator doing an interview where he asked one of the protesters if he was a terrorist several times. Funny, I don’t recall anyone from CNN referring to the black-lives-matter rioters as terrorists.

    Cameras? Maybe it’s time for people to stop demanding that cops wear cameras…cameras that the cops can either shut off or erase later. Maybe we should wear cameras that continuously upload video to a secure server so evidence exists that the cops can’t erase. Maybe it’s time for everyone to start watching big brother. Surveillance can be a 2-way street. Time for those who are super tech-savvy to step up.

    • juskom95

      The FBI already stated there is video of the shooting. Do not expect that to EVER be released though.

  • I hope my comments stop disappearing…

  • dissident woman

    Seriously, and we are supposed to fear ISIS ? This government is way more scary because it hides its true intent and will never admit it is out to kill us all.

    • Seems that way to a certain extent. However, the subversive crooks in our institutions are targeting the destruction of the dominant white middle class and working class establishment for theft and supplanting in order to transform us into a third world cesspool. White protestant and christian genocide…it’s happening.

  • National Federal and state policing agencies across America have blatantly declared war on whites and christians by now murdering us out in the open without consequence to the murdering henchmen or their anti-white American subversive tyrants giving the orders. More whites are killed by police than any other racial group in America adding to our decline in large numbers as our white protestant and christian republic is robbed and destroyed by their Zionist/Jesuit, and Islamic elite puppet masters who have hijacked and subverted our nation and our posterity…Treason & Genocide.