Plain and simple, Robert Finicum was shot because he did not comply. The FBI released a long video of the arrest of the protesters including the shooting of Finicum. In the video below you see the part where he swerves off the road and ditches the vehicle in the snow. He initially comes out with his hands up and then repeatedly reaches to his left side waistband at which time the officers shoot him. It was reported he had a pistol in his left coat pocket. Had Finicum simply complied and kept his hands up he probably would be alive today. I’m not sure why people want to resist instead of comply. Even if the officer is wrong when you comply you don’t run the same risk of being harmed as when you resist. What is really sad is all this could have been avoided had he simply exited the vehicle earlier and complied!