- Associated Press - Monday, March 7, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Officials investigating the death of Robert Finicum are ready to release results.

Police fatally shot Finicum during a Jan. 26 traffic stop while trying to arrest the rancher and others involved in the takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.

The FBI said Finicum was shot after reaching for a gun and the agency released aerial footage to support that assertion. Backers of the takeover have said the shooting wasn’t justified.

The Harney County district attorney asked outside agencies to handle the investigation. Deschutes County Sheriff Shane Nelson and Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris have scheduled a Tuesday news conference to provide the results.

The 41-day takeover began Jan. 2 in response to prison sentences given to two ranchers convicted of setting fires. Police arrested more than two dozen protesters.

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