Update: Here is an enhanced video of the shooting. Sam Culper of Forward Observer Mag said on his personal Facebook page that he thinks Finicum was first shot with his hands in the air.
Here is what Sam had to say. "I saw this new, enhanced video and it actually might appear that LaVoy was shot while gaining balance in the snow, trying to keep his hands in the air. And then shot again while holding his side, probably the wound. Make up your own mind."
Watch this video and decide for yourselves. I have watched this over and over. Right at the beginning, when LaVoy has his hands in the air, it seems to me he was shot, and only then did he reach into his vest. This video is very poor, filmed from a helicopter, and would NOT be acceptable for court evidence because of the poor quality, but what would you bet they will try to use it anyway and say he was reaching so they shot him. I agree with Sam. I think he was shot immediately and then reached into his vest so was shot again. What do you think. Look at Finicum right when the video starts. It looks like he is struggling to stay on his feet. Watch the guy in the bottom right side when the video starts. Please comment below.
Please remember that NONE of this would have happened if the Hammonds had not been railroaded into jail by a crooked BLM working with a crooked judge and prosecutor who were hiding evidence from the defense. Evidence that the BLM actually set the fires the Hammonds are in jail for, AND THEY KNEW IT AHEAD OF TIME according to eyewitness testimony of two who came forward during the occupation and recorded audio affidavits of this. I heard this during the occupation and that evidence needs to be put before the public right away.
Just my opinion of course. They can try to defend their actions, but I will bet money that millions of people are NOT BUYING it.