1 dead, Ammon Bundy arrested after shootout in Oregon

Ammon Bundy.
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Ammon Bundy, the leader of the armed occupation at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, was arrested by federal authorities Tuesday during a traffic stop, officials say.

Shots were fired during the stop, and one person, whose identity has not been released, was killed. Bundy's brother, Ryan, sustained a minor gunshot wound, and was taken into custody, The Oregonian reports. CNN says it's not clear who fired first. The FBI and Oregon State Police conducted the stop, about 15 miles north of Burns, and at least four people in addition to Ammon and Ryan Bundy were detained. All have been charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers, a felony.

Ammon Bundy, the son of controversial Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and about three dozen other people have occupied the refuge since Jan. 2. They said they came to protest the sentencing of Dwight and Steve Hammond, father and son ranchers convicted of arson on federal lands.

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