Thursday night Michael Reinoehl, a resident of Portland Oregon, was apprehended in Washington State after he confessed to the fatal shooting of a man in the streets of Portland after a Trump rally.
Reinoehl admitted he killed a man for allegedly being a Trump supporter.
Reinoehl had made a video, with a confession to the murder that was aired Thursday night on Vice News, and at the same time Federal law enforcement was attempting to arrest Reinoehl, and he was then fatally shot while trying to flee federal law enforcement.
Reinoehl had boasted online about being a member of Antifa.
Attorney General William P. Barr has issued the following statement Thursday about the apprehension and death of Reinoehl:
“Last Saturday, Aaron “Jay” Danielson was shot and killed amid the continuing violence in Portland. Local authorities subsequently obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Forest Reinoehl, a self-described Antifa member suspected of the alleged murder.
Reinoehl fled to Washington State, where he was located yesterday by members of a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, and state and local law enforcement partners.
When Reinoehl attempted to escape arrest and produced a firearm, he was shot and killed by law enforcement officers.
The tracking down of Reinoehl — a dangerous fugitive, admitted Antifa member, and suspected murderer — is a significant accomplishment in the ongoing effort to restore law and order to Portland and other cities.
I applaud the outstanding cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement, particularly the fugitive task force team that located Reinoehl and prevented him from escaping justice.
The streets of our cities are safer with this violent agitator removed, and the actions that led to his location are an unmistakable demonstration that the United States will be governed by law, not violent mobs.”
The AP reported, “President Donald Trump on Friday praised the federal agents who killed the man suspected of killing a right-wing protester in Portland, Oregon. Michael Forest Reinoehl died in a hail of police gunfire Thursday night, officials said”
Trump said at a Press Conference Friday,
“Yesterday we sent US Marshall in and took down the Antifa member who killed a man in the street. We were waiting for local government to take care of it and they didn’t so we did, US Marshals, and the suspect was killed after drawing a weapon, and I want to thank them, I wish the Mayor of Portland and the Governor of Oregon would get going, it would be so easy to do,” Trump said.
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism.