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Suspect in Murder of Trump Supporter Killed During Arrest Attempt

Suspect in Murder of Trump Supporter Killed During Arrest Attempt

Reinoehl, who had a “black power” fist tattooed on his neck, was suspected of shooting and killing a Trump supporter in Portland

In Washington, Antifa-supporting Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48 was shot and killed by federal law enforcement officers during an arrest attempt Thursday night.

Reinoehl was suspected of shooting and killing Aaron J. Danielson in Portland. Danielson was a Trump supporter.

More from the NYT:

The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was shot by officers from a federally led fugitive task force during the encounter in Washington State, according to the U.S. Marshals Service.

“Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers,” the Marshals Service said in a statement. “Task force members responded to the threat and struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.”

Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect being sought by the law enforcement team had exited an apartment and got into a vehicle.

“As they attempted to apprehend him, there was gunfire,” Lieutenant Brady said. He said four law enforcement officers fired their weapons.

Lieutenant Brady said that Mr. Reinoehl had a handgun with him, but added on Friday that “we are not able to confirm at this time if he fired shots.”

An arrest warrant for murder had been obtained by the Portland police through the Circuit Court in Multnomah County, Ore., earlier Thursday, on the same day that Vice News published an interview with Mr. Reinoehl in which he appeared to admit to the Aug. 29 shooting, saying, “I had no choice.”

The Portland police had been investigating Saturday’s shooting death of Aaron J. Danielson, one of the supporters of President Trump who came into downtown Portland and clashed with protesters demonstrating against racial injustice and police brutality.

Mr. Reinoehl, who lived in the Portland area, had been a persistent presence at the city’s demonstrations over recent weeks, helping the protesters with security and suggesting on social media that the struggle was becoming a war where “there will be casualties.”

More on Reinoehl from the New York Post:

An ex-military man who calls himself “100% ANTIFA” and ready for “war” is being investigated over the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland, according to a report.

Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, is being investigated over the death of Aaron Danielson, a “supporter” of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group who was part of a caravan of Trump supporters who flooded the city Saturday, police sources told The Oregonian.

He was identified in part by a distinctive tattoo on his neck of a “black power” fist — as well as a call from his estranged sister who recognized him in video and photos of the deadly attack, the paper said.

Relatedly, it’s hard to find an outlet who doesn’t doescribe Reinoehl’s alleged victim, Danielson as a “right-wing” activist while no similar labels are applied to a man who had a black power fist tatted on his neck. Shocking, I know.


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Once again the gene pool has been cleansed.

Thank goodness no good guys were harmed.

legacyrepublican | September 4, 2020 at 2:09 pm

He took the easy way out. I eould have prefered a trial where we could have learned more about his handlers.

    Groundhog Day in reply to legacyrepublican. | September 4, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    And I would have prefered a trial where we could have learned more about Epstein’s clients…

    smalltownoklahoman in reply to legacyrepublican. | September 4, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    I kinda feel the same way. While there was probably plenty of separation between him and whoever his handler was (assuming he had one) still the more info we can get on who’s behind all these riots the better. But with that said, well one less scumbag in the world to worry about. And since this was U.S. Marshals I think Antifa will have a lot harder time trying their intimidation games with them.

    Man, I really hope he went out with a flourish,

    “You’ll never take me alive, Coppers!”

    *Often attributed to Cagney but an internet search says it was never a line in any of his movies. Even so, it’s a great way to go out.

    Colonel Travis in reply to legacyrepublican. | September 4, 2020 at 9:34 pm

    I think based on where this happened, there was no guarantee charges would have been pressed, or if they had been, look at the jury pool.

    What more do we need to know about these jerks? They’re disgusting human beings who have had the support of enough other disgusting human beings that they have been able to get away with mayhem in Portland for years. The city is a lost cause right now.

    I’m glad he’s dead. He deserves to rot in hell.

    antifa, 3 killed and 1 wounded. And each of them with a history of criminal action.

This is a start. I’m afraid there are many thousands of these dick-jerking commie/anarchist morons who need to either realize the lunacy of their ways, or meet the same fate. I hope law enforcement is up to the task.

Portland Police didn’t arrest him, the US Marshall’s did.

    griffeydog in reply to gonzotx. | September 4, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    Local Oregon Sheriff’s were also involved in the attempted arrest/shooting. Portland Police did issue an arrest warrant, but he had already fled across state lines. A State/Federal team brought him down.

      legacyrepublican in reply to griffeydog. | September 4, 2020 at 4:25 pm

      After reading your post, it just occurred to me that this could be the headline story on the Onion …

      “White cops shoot unarmed White Man! #WLM”

      … Dateline: 4 Sept 2020

      Mass good behavior broke out in suburbs across the nation as residents reeled from the news that cops caught and killed a left wing murder suspect guilty of killing a Christian prayer for peace in the community.

    judgeroybean in reply to gonzotx. | September 4, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    Portland police are reluctant to do their jobs. They’re afraid of being disciplined by the mayor, prosecuted by the DA.

I’m waiting for the “SAY HIS NAME!!!” nonsense to start…

He was mostly peacefully shot…

And Antifa wants to know the names of the guys who took him out. Wonder why?

Somehow, we must gather the strength to persevere on…

thats a face you just want to shoot.
oh wait.
too late 🙁

too soon ?? teehee

At 48 I have to believe he was radicalized a long time ago, not just since 2016. It will be interesting to see if any journalists investigate that history. /sarc

I’ve said elsewhere, if the Portland DA had done his job and charged him the last time he got into a fight with the police while packing, then both of them would still be alive today.

What a complete and utter waste.

Reinoehl was holding a gun but was otherwise unarmed.

I feel bad for his daughter, if that 11 year old girl was his.

    alaskabob in reply to amwick. | September 4, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    Will she take up the cause or get a chance to see the real world? He had enough time to turn himself in to the Portland Police which should be a relatively “safe space” for him. The cross-deputization of local police with the Feds is an interesting workaround to get at these anarchists. Of course this all goes away if Comma-La becomes President. At least some know what lurks in the Biden Trojan horse.

      The family knew he was slightly koo-koo.

      I’m the same age as this guy. I also have very strong political beliefs. You know where I spend my evenings? With my 8 year old daughter.

        legacyrepublican in reply to Andy. | September 5, 2020 at 3:22 pm

        Are tea parties still the thing? Don’t forget to raise your pinky. You have to set a good example, her awesome Dad.

JustShootMeNow | September 4, 2020 at 3:58 pm

Nice, a low taxpayer cost solution

So this went down near Oly… A while back one of the violent BLM guys that was arrested for whacking a counter protester in the head with a stick (serious head injuries) was guess what????? A homeless registered sex offender for sex with a 14 year old.

This is the trash wagging the dog in blue cities right now.

I feel bad that this guy had two kids who have lost their dad, but he freaking murdered a guy. There has been no indication anyone was in eminent danger else he would have reported it like sane gun owners do after a shooting.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Andy. | September 4, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    His kids are probably better off with him out of the picture, hopefully his wife will find a decent man who will accept them as his own.

Wow, what a total psycho. A waste of space on this Earth; a reprobate whose manifest evil was enabled, amplified and egged-on by the embittered incitement of Dhimmi-crat politicians.

Good riddance, and, glad no good guys were hurt in the arrest attempt.

Note the “Black Power” tattoo described on this idiot’s body — proof that this dope is yet another insecure, attention-seeking, white Dhimmi-crat narcissist, longing for attention and seeking relevance by appropriating a fallaciously-romanticized black radicalism.

Also, note that it seems that at least a few military vets are supporting “Anti-fa” — I’m thinking of that idiot in Austin who was brandishing a rifle and who threatened an Uber driver, who killed him in self-defense — an indication of how deeply the Dhimmi-crats’ ideological rot has permeated our great institutions.

    bw222 in reply to guyjones. | September 4, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    From what I have read the NY Times cannot confirm that he was ever in service. This may be a tale like Nathan Phillips (Covington Catholic) being a Vietnam hero.

      guyjones in reply to bw222. | September 4, 2020 at 9:11 pm

      Good point. I’ll have to dig deeper — the New York Post article references the decedent’s “military service.”

      The only reference to Reinhoel’s military service cane from stolen valor himself, Reinhoel, who had claimed military service. Of course, since it fit the times narrative of wacko military vets, they ran with it without ever bothering to verify through DOD.

His own sister says that his death is no loss. Hmmm, I’m thinking scumbag from way back in the day. Undoubtedly a meth addict out looking for a score before learning that the blm community is just absolutely rolling in ‘ice.’ And they get it at a great price. Generally free. Sorso takes care of his hired thugs.

It’s unfortunate that the LEOs had to kill him, but at least the DA can’t drop the charges and turn him loose like they might otherwise.

Three antifa scum down; too many more to go.

Shame they could only kill him once

Adios muchacho.

Forget this bum’s name.

Re: The “fist” tattoo

Widely described as a “BLM” tattoo, it is actually an Antifa tattoo. BLM has adopted this symbol, but it’s not theirs and certainly not original to them.

While the upraised fist is doubtless an ancient symbol of defiance, it’s modern use dates back to the early 1900s. The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW, aka “the Wobblies”) used the symbol in propaganda in 1917. It was then adopted by various Socialist, Communist and self-described “anti-Fascist” groups.

Reinoehl self-described as “100% Antifa”, so this tattoo is certainly an Antifa symbol as used by him.

One less a-hole.

Lucifer Morningstar | September 5, 2020 at 11:39 am

Can’t really say I have any sympathy for him. Live by the sword, die by the sword. A-hole got what he deserved. Now if law enforcement could do the same to the rest of the antifa/blm terrorists we’d all be better off.

Just needs to be followed up with a few thousand more.

Hollywood will have to “de-age” John Malkovich to play his part in the bio-pic.