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HARNEY COUNTY, Ore. (INTELLIHUB) — It looks as the story has now taken a twist after Shawna Cox, a witness to LaVoy Finicum’s death has come forth exposing the fact that she filmed the entire event on video which was subsequently confiscated by the FBI.
Cox admitted in a bombshell statement that she feels the group was ambushed by authorities because they had “many documents” in their possession which detail how authorities are illegally acquiring privately owned ranch land.
Shawna Cox claims Ryan Payne, LaVoy Finicum, at least one other occupant, and herself took “multiple shots” from authorities as they approached the roadblock. However, luckily, most if not all of the bullets from the initial barrage were deflected either by the metal of the truck or the sharp angle of the windows to the direct line of fire.
We were “shot at,” Cox said. They fired at “the passenger side–Ryan Payne.”
“We got fired upon as soon as he [LaVoy] started around the vehicle–they hit the windows and then we had lasers all over us and the bullets were flying.”
“At the time we turned and headed into the snow, that’s when it [the hail of bullets] started hitting the windshield.”
That’s when LaVoy immediately jumped out of the vehicle into deep snow with his hands raised high above his head.
“There were hundreds of shots [fired].”
Cox described the scene as if it was a war zone.
Cox said she “did not see any weapons” when they were on their way to the meeting and said she knows that LaVoy did not have a weapon in his hand.
The group was going to meet a group of people and a constitutional sheriff in a nearby county when they were ambushed.
Cox was taken into custody where the FBI later confiscated her camera and its content.