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Who is Michael Reinoehl? (Portland Shooting Suspect Killed) Biography, Wiki

Michael Reinoehl, the Oregon self-declared anti-fascist who attended Black Lives Matter demonstrations and was under investigation for the shooting death of a pro-Trump supporter named Aaron Danielson, was killed in an encounter with a federal task force, The New York Times and local journalists are reporting.

The news of Reinoehl’s 7 p.m. death (Pacific time) broke just hours after Vice aired an interview in which Reinoehl claimed he shot Danielson in self defense. His death occurred before President Donald Trump, who was the subject of Reinoehl’s frequent ire on social media, wrote on Twitter around 11:30 p.m. on the east coast: “Why aren’t the Portland Police ARRESTING the cold blooded killer of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson. Do your job, and do it fast. Everybody knows who this thug is. No wonder Portland is going to hell! @TheJusticeDept @FBI.”

Video emerged of the Reinoehl shooting scene. Be forewarned that there’s graphic language in it, and Reinoehl’s body is visible from a distance. “Damn they were not playing. I think he’s dead,” Jashon Spencer, who is recording the video, says. “I was sitting in my back yard and all I heard was pop pop pop pop. I came outside and there was a million sheriff out here and this dude lying by the mailbox. He’s bleeding. They hit him. Damn. That’s crazy.”

“Yeah two cars pulled together, and I think one got killed from the car,” a little girl tells a police officer in the video.

Danielson was shot down during a clash between Black Lives Matter fans and a pro-Trump trailer that passed Portland the previous weekend.

“There was a political rally in Portland that included a vehicle trailer traveling for several hours,” the graphic videotaped, “There was a political rally in Portland,” said Chuck Lovell, chief of the Portland Police Bureau, about Danielson’s filming at a previous press conference. There were some clashes between the demonstrators and the protesters, and the police made several arrests. The caravan covered miles and officers responded to different locations and secured a presence as the identified problems arose, and even made arrests when necessary. ”

The vehicle caravan had already cleared the area when the conflict occurred. Officers are still collecting information to determine “what caused this death”.

“People are free to disagree, but criminal activities, especially violence, are beyond borders,” the police chief said at a previous press conference.

Danielson was shot down during a clash between Black Lives Matter fans and a pro-Trump trailer that passed Portland the previous weekend.

“There was a political rally in Portland that included a vehicle trailer traveling for several hours,” the graphic videotaped, “There was a political rally in Portland,” said Chuck Lovell, chief of the Portland Police Bureau, about Danielson’s filming at a previous press conference. There were some clashes between the demonstrators and the protesters, and the police made several arrests. The caravan covered miles and officers responded to different locations and secured a presence as the identified problems arose, and even made arrests when necessary. ”

The vehicle caravan had already cleared the area when the conflict occurred. Officers are still collecting information to determine “what caused this death”.

“People are free to disagree, but criminal activities, especially violence, are beyond borders,” the police chief said at a previous press conference.

According to the scanner audio, medics were being called. A dispatcher said that Pierce County called and said shots were fired, but the scene was secured. Additional audio captures a dispatcher saying the shooting involved U.S. Marshals and, “They were looking in a suspect in a shooting from Portland.”

The Olympian story said that a neighbor “saw two SUVs pull up parallel to one another — one on 3rd Way and one in an alley and then heard shots, saw gun smoke from the right said and then several shots almost instantly from the left side.” The neighbor told the Olympian he heard 30-40 shots.

“Law enforcement sources confirm shooter suspected of killing Aaron Danielson in Portland last weekend was just killed in Lacey, Washington by task force involving U.S. Marshals, Pierce County Sheriff’s Deputies and Department of Corrections. More details to come,” Preston Phillips, of KOMO-TV, reported. “According to Pierce County Sheriff, task force made up of U.S. Marshals, Pierce Co. Sheriff’s Deputies and Dept. of Corrections Officers went to home in Lacey to find suspect in connection with Saturday’s deadly shooting of Aaron Danielson in Portland.”

He wrote that it started as a traffic stop: “Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle, shots were fired and the man suspected of killing Aaron Danielson was killed. No officers were hurt. Since this happened in Thurston County, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on the incident investigation.”

According to The New York Times, Danielson was “affiliated with a right-wing group.” He was shot and killed on August 29 “as a large group of supporters of President Trump traveled in a caravan through downtown Portland.” Oregon Live described the group, Patriot Prayer, as “a loosely organized right-wing group that has repeatedly been involved in brawls with left-wing antifascist groups.”

The group was part of a “pro-Trump rally,” The Times reported, which drew “hundreds of trucks full of supporters into the city.”

The Times reported that Trump supporters and counter-protesters “clashed on the streets, with people shooting paintball guns from the beds of pickup trucks and protesters throwing objects back at them.”

Graphic photos emerged of Danielson’s body lying at the scene. He was wearing a baseball cap with the words Patriot Prayer written on a flag. One photo shows heavily armed police officers coming to his aid.

Reinoehl railed against President Donald Trump and the police in expletive-laden posts, was named by a major Oregon newspaper as the man under investigation in the shooting death of Aaron Danielson, the man who was shot and killed in Portland after a pro-Trump caravan broke down. The victim was affiliated with a conservative group called Patriot Prayer, which has engaged in counter demonstrations, and he was helping the caravan with security.

Oregon Live gave the suspect’s name as Michael Forest Reinoehl, although he had not been arrested or charged and police had not confirmed that he’s a target of the investigation.

That came afterVice reported that Reinoehl was making a self defense claim, saying he believed he and a friend were going to be stabbed. “I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color,” he told Vice. “But I wasn’t going to do that.”

He told Vice that he was a “former military contractor and father of two” who provided “security” for Black Lives Matter protests.

Eight weeks ago, Reinoehl wrote on Instagram, “Happy black lives matters day!!! #blacklivesmatter #breonnataylor #anewnation.” On July 4, he shared a video of a demonstration on Instagram, writing, “F*** Donald Trump #blacklivesmatter #breonnataylor #anewnation.” The video shows people chanting “F*** Donald Trump.” It also contains repeated use of a racial slur, although it’s not clear who is saying it. Another photo on Instagram shows a demonstrator on a statue with the words “No Gestapo” painted on it. “😂 he replaced the statue,” wrote Reinoehl. He also wrote:

Every Revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight. There are so many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s where the fight starts. If that’s as far as you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight. I am 100% ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters! Even if some of them are too ignorant to realize what antifa truly stands for. We do not want violence but we will not run from it either! If the police continue to pick on and beat up innocent citizens that are peacefully voicing their objections, it must be met with equal force! We are currently living through a crucial point in Humanities evolution. We truly have an opportunity right now to fix everything. But it will be a fight like no other! It will be a war and like all wars there will be casualties. I was in the army and I hated it. I did not feel like fighting for them would ever be a good cause. Today’s protesters and antifa are my brothers in arms. This is a Cause to fight for This truly is fighting for my country! I have children that need to live in a world run by Common Sense and human decency. And I will do anything to make sure that happens. Now is the time to change the course of humanity. If we fold now just because they show some Force we will be lost for another hundred years. And I don’t think the planet will let us live that long if we don’t straighten shit up. Please be safe strong and United. I love you all❤️💪🙏
#Antifa #blaklivesmatter #f***thepolice

In one Instagram photo, Reinoehl, 48, showed off a “battle scar” from a demonstration. Multiple photos show protests and riots. “Juneteenth Portland Oregon #f***thepolice #blaklivesmatter,” he wrote with one picture. “Hands up don’t shoot!” he wrote with another. “Elmo says make sure you stock up on condoms cuz it’s time to f*** the system,” said another post.

Graphic photos emerged of Danielson’s body lying at the scene. Be forewarned that the pictures are very disturbing. A video, which is also disturbing, appears to show a person open fire at close range as Danielson walks down the street and another shows people tending to Danielson. You can watch them below, but they are very graphic.
There’s a lot of confusion about the victim’s name. One video shows a person rushing up to Danielson, referring to him as “Jay.” A lot of confusion erupted on social media over the different names; however, he’s referred to as Aaron “Jay” Danielson in an approved GoFundMe campaign and as Jay by a friend in a graphic video from the scene. Some on social media claimed he used a pseudonym to protect himself from antifa, although that was not confirmed. Confusing matters, people are sharing the criminal history of a different Jay Bishop who isn’t the man who died. An apparently fake GoFundMe account in Jay Bishop’s name was taken down, confusing people more. Although it’s clear he did go by the name Jay at times, it’s not clear whether Danielson ever used Bishop.

According to Oregon Live, after the caravan broke down, “altercations broke out.” The newspaper described Danielson as a “friend and supporter” of Patriot Prayer, which is based in Vancouver, and The New York Times described him as “affiliated with a right-wing group.” Oregon Live described the organization as “a right-wing organization that for years staged regular protests in Portland.”

Portland has been the focal point of unrest since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Conflicts between Trump and local officials over federal law enforcement’s presence in the city have generated headlines. Danielson’s death caused a verbal clash between Trump and Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler over who is to blame.

According to Oregon Live, Danielson may have “used some type of mace or pepper spray” before being shot. It’s not clear what provoked the confrontation. A tattoo was visible on the gunman’s body in some photos. Police have not formally released Reinoehl’s name nor identified him as a suspect. The Oregon newspaper stopped short of that, saying he was under investigation. The newspaper said his sister identified Reinoehl as being the gunman from screenshots circulating around.

Reinoehl’s identity was first pinpointed by online message boards.

According to the Portland Tribune, Danielson “arrived with an associate hours earlier at a suburban mall in order to offer make-shift security services for the caravan of Trump supporters.” The newspaper described that associate as Chandler Pappas. They were “both wearing matching Patriot Prayer hats, visibly armed with paint ball guns, knives and bearing other tactical gear,” according to the newspaper.

The man believed to be Danielson said in an interview, according to that newspaper, “We’re all about independent journalism. Andy Ngo has been assaulted for being an independent journalist, he’s not even right-leaning. The Overton Window has been pushed so far to the left, that like normalcy seems-.” He was then cut off. The newspaper described the Overton Window as “a concept used in political theory to describe the range of ideas acceptable in public discourse.”

On July 3, Reinoehl shared a text message that said, “Hey Mike, I’ve been getting word from a Patriot group on Facebook that the 4th of July, they are taking back the cities. They might probably are hostile w arms. Watch your and your friends back and don’t get cought in a crossfire.”

The response: “Thank you my friend we are ready.”

The suspect filled his Facebook page with pictures of kids and artwork. He wrote that his son was “ready for some urban snowboarding.” Another picture was labeled, “Sunrise this morning downtown Portland.”

One photo was captioned, “I just couldn’t resist having a little Mary Jane tonight.” Along with a picture of him snowboarding, his son wrote, “my dad rocks.” Another caption read, “I got to take my son to go see Airborne Toxic Event that was awesome.”

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