H/T to Cederq for passing the good news along.
Man sought in the fatal Portland shooting after Trump rally killed by officers in WA, published report says
Updated 9:07 PM; Today 8:40 PM
Officers on a federal fugitive task force seeking to arrest Michael Forest Reinoehl on a warrant in the deadly shooting Saturday night in downtown Portland after a pro-Trump rally shot and killed him in Washington as they tried to take him into custody, according to The New York Times.
Reinoehl was identified on social media within hours of the shooting that left Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, lying dead on Southwest Third Avenue from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Reinoehl acknowledged his involvement to a freelance journalist in a video posted by Vice News on Thursday night. He said he acted in self-defense, believing he was about to be stabbed. He said he was aware of what happened and then ran from the scene.
The New York Times quoted unnamed law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation saying Reinoehl was killed but offered no other details.
Officers from the U.S. Marshals Service and Thurston County Sheriff’s Office were involved in serving the arrest warrant, according to an emergency dispatcher.
Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza confirmed to The Olympian newspaper that U.S. marshals shot a man on a street in Tanglewilde, a town of about 6,000 near Olympia. The newspaper reported that a neighbor said he saw two SUVs pull up and then heard 30 to 40 shots.
Reinoehl has said on social media that he has provided security at some of the Black Lives Matter events in the city.
Danielson had participated in a car caravan in support of President Trump that ended up in downtown Saturday. The rally was marked by people firing paintball guns and streaming pepper spray or mace from trucks and opponents throwing objects at them and blocking streets. It had mostly ended before Danielson was shot as he was walking with a friend.
The shooting was caught on videoby Justin Dunlap, who was livestreaming the demonstration on his Facebook page. He told The Oregonian/OregonLive, “I saw the victim pull something up from his hip with his right hand and a big cloud of mace goes in the air. And then half a second later, there were two pops.”
Danielson can be seen stumbling two or three steps before collapsing on Southwest Third Avenue, south of Alder Street.
In the Vice News report, Reinoehl appears to admit to the shooting, saying, “I had no choice.” But he then adds, “I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color, but I wasn’t going to do that.”
Another man dressed in dark clothes was at the scene of the shooting. The video also shows him running away after the gunshots.
Reinoehl said that he decided to speak out, although lawyers advised him against saying anything. He spoke with freelance journalist Donovan Farley.
“You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on, because there’s been a lot of propaganda put out,” he said.
Yeah, his little buddy is still at large and so are the rest of that hit team.
The spotter, the communications unit, the transportation unit and the command unit. All of which were on the scene of the shooting within seconds.
At least this particular crazy fucker ain’t going to be bothering anyone again. My regrets to his family but fuck him.
Also my thanks to the cops who just saved us all a huge amount of media drama and the expense of keeping the toxic prick alive.
Good job boys.
I found this video taken by a guy in the neighborhood., they lit Mr 100%. ANTIFA’s ass up. an estimated twenty to thirty rounds, they didn’t even try to arrest this clown.There are cop cars all over the damn place.
Look at all the little yellow flags on the ground marking empty shell casings.
Look at the tactical shit everywhere.
“He Daid For Real”