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    Aaron 'Jay' Danielson (39) killed in Downtown Portland, OR due to the Trump and Jacob Blake Protests

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    Deadly shooting is being reported in Downtown Portland in response to both President Trump and the Jacob Blake Protests.

    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) ? One person was shot and killed near clashes between supporters of President Donald Trump and counterprotesters on Saturday night during a ?Trump 2020 Cruise Rally? that started earlier in the afternoon in the Portland area.

    KOIN 6 News witnessed two men yelling and having an altercation near SW 3rd and Alder around 8:45 p.m. Someone sprayed mace and then someone pulled out a gun. KOIN 6 News heard shots fired. A wounded man was seen on the ground and the suspect took off running, according to witnesses.

    Police confirmed just before 9:30 p.m. that the victim, who was shot in the chest, had died and a homicide investigation was underway.

    Photos from Getty Image?s Nathan Howard show the victim wearing a Patriot Prayer hat; however, it is unclear what connection the victim has to the group.

    A witness tells KOIN 6 News groups of pro-Trump protesters and counterprotesters were getting heated with each other just before the shooting. A spokesperson for Mayor Ted Wheeler said the mayor plans to address the incident on Sunday.

    Traffic has been heavily impacted in parts of downtown Portland as a result of the original rally and demonstrations against it, according to police, and people are being asked to avoid the area. It?s unclear how many arrests have been made.

    Hundreds of people had gathered Clackamas Town Center parking lot by 4 p.m., flags waving from the back of their pickup trucks. Counterprotesters faced off with Trump supporters, and someone used pepper spray at one point, according to New York Times reporter Mike Baker.

    The Clackamas County Sheriff?s Office tweeted that people should expect traffic delays and avoid the area if possible.

    Many demonstrators said they were fired up after the Republican National Convention and wanted to come out and provide a counterpoint to the other protests that have been happening in Portland for the past three months.

    ?I?ve been fortunate to live through and vote in several elections,? Mark Claiborne said. ?I can?t remember a time where the difference between the two ideologies and platforms were so diametrically opposed.?

    The crowd soon grew to the low thousands. Around 5:30 p.m., members of the group started the cruise portion of the evening, making their way toward Portland. The route was not announced ahead of time, but hundreds of cars and trucks streamed across the Morrison Bridge into downtown Portland.

    Organizer Alex Kyzik posted a video on Facebook ahead of the rally asking people to not open carry at the event, citing ?security reasons.?

    ?This event is concealed carry only,? he said in the video.





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    https://www.koin.com/news/protests/g...lice-union-hq/

    PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — Portland Police declared a riot and made multiple arrests during the 93rd day of protests, this one held at the police officer union building in North Portland on Friday evening, Aug. 28.

    Journalists on the scene also reported shots fired into the air around 2 a.m. Saturday, after much of the crowd already had been dispersed or arrested.

    Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Sergio Olmos wrote on social media: “There were gunshots. No one is hurt. The event is over” and posted a subsequent update saying, “Police have arrived, a witness says a car drove by and fired shots into the air.”

    Olmos also posted video of officers creating a perimeter around a shell casing found near the Lombard Street headquarters of the Portland Police Association building.

    Night 92: Fires set at PPA office; presumed complex of Portland mayor occupied
    Authorities say a crowd gathered at Peninsula Park around 11:45 p.m. before marching to the PPA building, where a riot was declared just after midnight after protesters propped a mattress against the door of the barricaded building and set it and an awning alight using accelerants.

    Police then declared a riot, and alleged that rocks and other projectiles were thrown at them as they used crowd control munitions, but not tear gas, while making arrests.

    “The flames appeared to engulf the front door area of the building and nearly reach the roofline,” according to a news release. “It is located in a residential neighborhood and there is concern that any building fire could spread to occupied homes, especially during the current stretch of dry weather.”

    The police bureau did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding the reports of gunfire.

    Dozens of spent casings found near Farragut Park
    Earlier in the night and about a mile away, around 11:30 p.m. Friday, some 40 shots were fired at Farragut Park. One person later walked into a hospital with a gunshot wound.

    On Aug. 19, police arrested a man who fired two shots while leaving a parking garage during a conservative counterprotest. Several improvised explosives also have been tossed at recent Portland protests, but no arrests have been made in those cases.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The founder of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group whose supporters have frequently clashed with left-wing protesters in Portland, Oregon, said Sunday that the man fatally shot in Oregon’s largest city was a supporter of the group and a “good friend.”

    Joey Gibson, head of the group based in Washington state, said he was also in Portland on Saturday night when supporters of President Donald Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters in the streets of downtown. Gibson arrived at the scene of the shooting shortly after it happened and was briefly corralled in a nearby gas station by angry protesters.

    “I can’t say much right now. All I can do is verify that he was a good friend and a supporter of Patriot Prayer,” Gibson said of the shooting victim in a text exchange with The Associated Press. He said he would make a fuller statement later Sunday.

    Police issued a plea for videos, photos or eyewitness accounts of the killing late Saturday night, which happened about 15 minutes after a caravan of about 600 vehicles that were part of a pro-Trump rally left downtown.

    It wasn’t clear if the shooting was related to the clashes between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, which has become a flashpoint in the national Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd was killed in May and an increasing centerpiece in Trump’s law-and-order re-election campaign theme.

    Police have not released any information about the case but said they were aware of videos on social media that showed the shooting.

    “It is still early in this investigation, and I ask everyone to give the detectives time to do their important work before drawing conclusions about what took place,” said Police Chief Chuck Lovell.
    Wheeler, Lovell to address deadly protest shooting

    “If anyone can provide information about this case, I ask them to please reach out to our detectives. This violence is completely unacceptable and we are working diligently to find and apprehend the individual or individuals responsible.”

    An Associated Press freelance photographer heard three gunshots and then saw police medics attending to the victim, who appeared to be a white man. The freelancer said the man was wearing a hat bearing the insignia of Patriot Prayer.

    Police said the man was shot in the chest. He was not immediately identified. It’s unclear who shot him.

    Portland has been the site of nightly protests for more than three months since the police killing of Floyd in Minneapolis. Many of them end in vandalism and violence, and hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested by local and federal law enforcement since late May.
    Deadly shooting near rally, counterprotest in downtown Portland

    In the two hours following the shooting, protesters gathered downtown and there was sporadic fighting and vandalism, police said. Ten people were arrested, police said.

    The caravan had arrived downtown just as a planned protest was getting underway. The chaotic scene came two days after Trump invoked Portland as a liberal city overrun with violence in a speech at the Republican National Convention. The caravan marked the third Saturday in a row that Trump supporters have rallied in the city.

    The right-wing group Patriot Prayer has a history in Portland and has repeatedly rallied supporters for pro-Trump rallies beginning in 2017. The group was founded by Joey Gibson and is based in Washington state; supporters periodically cross into Oregon for rallies and marches.

    Counterprotesters have squared off with Patriot Prayer and other right-wing groups such as the Proud Boys and the Three Percenters multiple times in the city since Trump’s election.
    KOIN POLL: How should the ongoing Portland protests end?

    Photos and videos taken late Saturday show Gibson arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting, but it wasn’t immediately clear why he did so.

    On Sunday, Trump issued a flurry of tweets and retweets including several that blamed Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler for the death and one in which the president appeared to be encouraging his supporters to move into Portland. Wheeler was expected to hold a news conference later Sunday.

    “GREAT PATRIOTS!” Trump wrote as he shared video of his supporters driving into Portland to confront the protesters.
    Ten arrested following 93rd night of protesting

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf blamed local officials for failing “to protect their communities.”

    “I’m asking Portland officials, so that’s the mayor, that’s the governor and that’s local law enforcement, to do their job to address any violent activity that is occurring in their streets,” Wolf told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

    Wolf said the federal government was prepared to send agents to Portland and other cities to protect federal buildings and assist police.

    When federal agents increased their presence in downtown Portland in July, the city saw some of the largest protests of the summer, with thousands of people turning out nightly. The crowds dissipated after the agents withdrew and State Police agreed to protect federal buildings for a two-week period.
    Photos: Pro-Trump caravan, counterprotesters in Portland area

    Trump and other speakers at last week’s Republican convention evoked a violent, dystopian future if Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden wins in November and pointed to Portland as a cautionary tale for what would be in store for Americans.

    The pro-Trump rally’s organizer, who recently coordinated a similar caravan in Boise, Idaho, said in a video posted Saturday on Twitter that attendees should only carry concealed weapons and the route was being kept secret for safety reasons.

    The caravan had gathered earlier in the day at a suburban mall and drove as a group to the heart of Portland. As they arrived in the city, protesters tried to stop them by standing in the street and blocking bridges.

    Video from the scene showed sporadic fighting, as well as Trump supporters firing paintball pellets at opponents and using bear spray as counter-protesters threw things at the Trump caravan.

    The Black Lives Matter demonstrations usually target police buildings and federal buildings. Some protesters have called for reductions in police budgets while the city’s mayor and some in the Black community have decried the violence.

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    Apparently there is a claim out there that the shooting victim was connected to Patriot Prayer a Right wing group.

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler reiterated his message of not tolerating violence in the wake of Saturday’s deadly shooting — and traded barbs with President Donald Trump over the situation, who was tweeting his own comments during a press conference.

    Wheeler began Sunday’s briefing, joined by Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell and Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, by offering condolences to the friends and family of the man killed in downtown Portland and condemning the violence. He vowed to support law enforcement in capturing the suspect and holding that person accountable.

    “The tragedy of last night cannot be repeated,” Wheeler said. “All of us must take a stand against violence.”

    One person died Saturday night after groups of pro-Trump protesters and counterdemonstrators clashed near SW 3rd and Alder, one witness told KOIN 6 News.

    While acknowledging the Constitutional right Americans have to come into Portland, he warned anyone “seeking retribution” later Sunday night to “stay away.” The mayor said the situation cannot deescalate without a unified cooperation.

    Wheeler then turned the focus to the national front and said Trump’s lack of leadership and unwillingness to denounce violence as the culprit creating the divide in Portland.

    “President Trump, you bring no peace,” Wheeler said. “You bring no respect to our democracy. You, Mr. President, need to do your job.”

    “[Trump] has an opportunity to uplift us and bring us together and help us move through this difficult situation in our nation’s history,” Wheeler said. “Instead he chooses to play petty politics and divide us.

    President Trump live-tweeted during Wheeler’s remarks:

    Wheeler later fielded questions from local media wanting to know what the city’s next step would be.

    “Obviously I’ve stood at this podium several times and have expressed what my greatest fear would be,” Wheeler said when when a reporter questioned Wheeler’s effectiveness as a leader able to end the violence. “My greatest fear is that somebody will die. And now somebody has. And we as a community are mourning, and I, as the mayor, am accountable to the public and will continue to be accountable.”

    Saturday night’s shooting victim, who has not been identified by authorities, was a “good friend” of Patriot Prayer leader Joey Gibson, Gibson told The Associated Press.

    During Sunday’s press conference, Chief Lovell reiterated the need for witnesses or those with information to step forward, including those with photos. He also said that while it did not work well the last time the city imposed a curfew amid mass demonstrations, another potential curfew is “not totally off the table.”

    Sunday afternoon, a Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed that the FBI and the
    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting PPB in the investigation.

    State, local lawmakers speak out

    Oregon Gov. Kate Brown issued a statement on the incident Sunday afternoon with harsh words for President Trump:

    For the last several years, and escalating in recent months, President Trump has encouraged division and stoked violence. It happened in Charlottesville. It happened in Kenosha. And now, unfortunately, it is happening in Portland, Oregon.

    But despite the President’s jeers and tweets, this is a matter of life and death. Whether it’s his completely incompetent response to the pandemic, where nearly 200,000 have died, or his outright encouragement of violence in our streets: it should be clear to everyone by now that no one is truly safe with Donald Trump as President.

    Throughout this pandemic, whether it was demonstrations protesting my COVID-19 executive orders, or large crowds marching for the cause of Black Lives Matter to call for police reform, I have supported the rights of all Oregonians to peacefully protest. “For months this summer, we have seen powerful images of Oregonians uniting for the cause of racial justice, calling for justice for Black men and women who have been killed by police violence. We remember them, we say their names. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Philando Castile. Alton Sterling. And far too many other Black lives taken by racist violence. “For weeks, we have also seen small groups of demonstrators from all ends of the political spectrum who are intent on committing acts of vandalism and violence. Tragically, yesterday a life was lost in downtown Portland. We do not yet know the full circumstances of this person’s death. Regardless, a life has been lost, and our hearts go out to this person’s family. We will find those who were responsible, and they will be held accountable.
    Governor Kate Brown on Saturday’s shooting

    Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury also released a statement Sunday morning about the shooting, reading in part:

    “Last night, an event that was clearly intended to intimidate, provoke and endanger individuals resulted in a fatality. The loss of life is tragic and unacceptable. …

    While the overwhelming majority of protestors have engaged in non-violent demonstration to call for police accountability, racial justice and the dismantling of racist institutions, we have also seen instances of interpersonal violence, vandalism and destruction.

    Then last night — stoked by a president who has gone out of his way to demonize this city and encourage vigilantism in service to white supremacy and his own fragile ego — armed participants of a pro-Trump caravan terrorized downtown Portland, driving their vehicles and shooting paintballs and pepper spray directly at community members and journalists. They came to create confrontation and were able to do so.

    This tragedy will be used to justify escalating violence. It will be used to paint an entire movement with a broad and misleading brush. And sadly, it will be used by the occupant of the White House to deepen divisions and fear.”

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, and President Donald Trump engaged in a real-time argument Sunday as the president sent a flurry of critical tweets about Ted Wheeler as the mayor was holding a press conference about the fatal shooting of a right-wing supporter in his city the night before.

    After Trump called Wheeler, a Democrat, a “fool” and blamed him for allowing violence to proliferate in the liberal city, the visibly angry mayor lashed out at the president, addressing him in the first person through the TV cameras.

    “That’s classic Trump. Mr. President, how can you think that a comment like that, if you’re watching this, is in any way helpful? It’s an aggressive stance, it is not collaborative. I certainly reached out, I believe in a collaborative manner, by saying earlier that you need to do your part and I need to do my part and then we both need to be held accountable,” Wheeler said.
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    “Let’s work together. Wouldn’t that be a message? Donald Trump and Ted Wheeler working together to help move this country forward. Why don’t we try that for a change?”

    The testy news conference followed a chaotic and volatile 24 hours in Portland that began when a caravan of about 600 vehicles packed with Trump supporters drove through Portland and was met with counterprotesters. Skirmishes broke out between the groups and, about 15 minutes after the caravan left the city, a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer was fatally shot.

    Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson identified the victim as Aaron “Jay” Danielson. He called the victim a “good friend,” but provided no further details. Danielson apparently also went by the name Jay Bishop, according to Patriot Prayer’s Facebook page.

    “We love Jay and he had such a huge heart. God bless him and the life he lived,” Gibson said in a Facebook post.

    Trump retweeted the victim’s name and wrote, “Rest in peace Jay!”

    It wasn’t clear if the shooting was related to the clashes between Trump supporters and counterprotesters in Portland, which has become a flashpoint in the national Black Lives Matter protests since George Floyd was killed in May and an increasing centerpiece in Trump’s law-and-order re-election campaign theme.

    Trump and other speakers at last week’s Republican National Convention evoked a violent, dystopian future if Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden wins in November and pointed to Portland as a cautionary tale for what would be in store for Americans.

    Police have released little information and Chief Chuck Lovell said Sunday that investigators are still gathering evidence, including surveillance video from area businesses. Earlier Sunday, the agency released a plea for any information related to the killing, including videos, photos or eyewitness accounts.

    Patriot Prayer is based in Washington state and was founded in 2016. Since early 2017, its supporters have been periodically coming to Portland to hold rallies for Trump, ratcheting up tensions in the liberal city long before the national outrage over Floyd’s death sparked more than three months of protests here.

    Portland has seen nearly 100 consecutive nights of Black Lives Matter protests and many have ended with vandalism to federal and city property, including police precincts, a county jail, the federal courthouse and City Hall. In July, Trump sent more than 100 federal agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to safeguard federal property — a move that instead reinvigorated the protests.

    Thousands of people clashed with the federal agents each night for two weeks, turning a two-block area of the city into what felt like a war zone as agents lobbed tear gas canisters and pepper spray at the crowds and some protesters tossed fireworks at the agents and shined lasers in their eyes.

    Those agents withdrew July 31 but smaller nightly protests have continued in pockets of the city. More than 600 people have been arrested since late May.

    On Sunday, Portland authorities urged people to stay away from the downtown as they try to de-escalate tensions and braced for what promised to be another night of violence. A protest was planned for Sunday night on the city’s east side.

    Trump earlier Sunday appeared to be encouraging his supporters to move into Portland in the wake of the shooting. After the shooting, the president shared a video of his supporters driving into Portland and called those in Saturday’s caravan “GREAT PATRIOTS!”

    Wheeler begged those who wanted to come to Portland to “seek retribution” to stay away.

    “If you’re from out of town and you’re reading something on social media — if you’re reading any facts on social media — they’re probably wrong because we don’t have all the facts yet,” Wheeler said. “They are still assembling the facts. This is not the time to get hotheaded because you read something on Twitter that some guy made up in his mother’s basement.”

    Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf blamed local officials for failing “to protect their communities.”

    “I’m asking Portland officials, so that’s the mayor, that’s the governor and that’s local law enforcement, to do their job to address any violent activity that is occurring in their streets,” Wolf told CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

    Wolf said the federal government was prepared to send agents to Portland and other cities to protect federal buildings and assist police.

    Lovell and Wheeler said they had no plans to request National Guard troops but the city is seeking assistance from the sheriff’s department and Oregon State Police.

    Wheeler, who is running for a second term, also rejected a call for his resignation made Sunday by a coalition of civil rights and protest groups. He has come under fire from some in Portland for criticizing violent demonstrators and saying they were helping Trump with his reelection campaign.

    The mayor, who is also the police commissioner, has also been faulted for letting Portland police use tear gas on multiple occasions and has been nicknamed “Tear Gas Teddy” by some protesters.

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    Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson identified the victim as Aaron “Jay” Danielson. He called the victim a “good friend,” but provided no further details. Danielson apparently also went by the name Jay Bishop, according to Patriot Prayer’s Facebook page.

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    Update Michael Forest Reinoehl (48) is named as a person of interest in the Portland, Or Shooting.

    A 48-year-old man who was accused of carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest is under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator after a pro-Trump rally.

    Michael Forest Reinoehl calls himself an anti-fascist and has posted videos and photos of demonstrations he attended since late June, accompanied by the hashtags #blacklivesmatter, #anewnation and #breonnataylor.

    Reinoehl was raised in Sandy and has had recent addresses in Northeast Portland, Gresham and Clackamas. He described himself on social media and in a video interview with Bloomberg QuickTake News as a professional snowboarder and contractor who has former military experience but “hated” his time in the army.

    Sources familiar with the case but not authorized to speak said police are investigating Reinoehl. A family member also identified him as a man captured in photos and video seen leaving the shooting scene shortly before 9 p.m. Saturday.

    Aaron Danielson, a supporter of the conservative group Patriot Prayer, was shot in the chest and died in the street. It was soon after most cars in a caravan of supporters of President Donald Trump had left the city’s downtown streets.

    Reinoehl’s posts indicate he attended many protests in Portland that began three months ago after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis under the knee of a police officer.

    On July 5 at one of the demonstrations, Reinoehl was cited at 2:10 a.m. in the 700 block of Southwest Main Street on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police

    He was given a date to appear in court later that month, but the allegations were dropped on July 30 with a “no complaint,” according to court records. The documents don’t indicate why prosecutors decided not to pursue the accusations. Reinoehl spent no time behind bars.

    Brent Weisberg, a spokesman for Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt, said the office is still reviewing that July case involving Reinoehl.

    Schmidt earlier Sunday decried the deadly violence. He took office on Aug. 1 and quickly announced that he wouldn’t pursue low-level charges against demonstrators, such as interfering with police or resisting arrest. He wasn’t district attorney when the office handled Reinoehl’s gun case.

    Video images of the fatal shooting captured a tall, thin white man in a hat and white tube socks running from the scene at Southwest Third Avenue and Alder Street around 8:45 p.m. Screenshots zeroed in a tattoo of a fist on the man’s neck.

    The grainy video and other photos, together with witness statements from live streamer Justin Dunlap, suggest the victim may have used some type of mace or pepper spray and then collapsed after gunshots ring out.

    Reinoehl’s 36-year-old sister said she was awakened just before 8 a.m. Sunday by a threatening phone call from someone who told her that “our whole family was in danger unless we turned him over.”

    “That’s how I found out,” that her brother was allegedly involved, she told The Oregonian/OregonLive.

    She called Sandy police to report the threat, she said. Once she looked online and saw screenshots of her brother’s photo, she said she called Portland detectives.

    “We reached out to police and confirmed that we recognized Michael in the screenshots,” she said. She asked that her name not be used because of the threats.

    Michael Reinoehl has been estranged from the family – including her, their parents and a younger brother – for at least three years, his sister said.

    “On the one hand, this whole thing surprises the daylights out of us, because we always thought he is a lot of bark, not a lot of bite,” she said. “But he’s also been very impulsive and irrational.”

    Reinoehl has stolen their mother’s seizure medication and owes a lot of debt, often giving his relatives’ addresses as his own to avoid responsibility, she said.

    He has a son and daughter and is split from their mother, she said.

    “I have friends, family and loved ones on both sides of the conflict,” Reinoehl’s sister said. “Violence begets violence and hatred begets hatred. This is not the solution. My heart goes out to the victim. It always has, before I even knew my brother was involved.”

    Reinoehl is also wanted on a failure to appear warrant in a June 8 speed racing case in Baker County in eastern Oregon. He and his 17-year-old son were racing in two different cars at speeds of up to 111 mph heading east on Interstate 84 after midnight near North Powder, according to state police.

    Michael Reinoehl faces allegations including driving under the influence of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another, unlawful possession of a gun and driving while suspended and uninsured.

    He was stopped driving a 2005 Cadillac STS with his 11-year-old daughter as a passenger, police said. Inside the car, police said they found marijuana, “unidentified prescription pills” and a loaded Glock pistol for which Reinoehl didn’t have a concealed handgun license.

    Shortly after that, Reinoehl began posting about the protests in Portland.

    On June 16, he 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 that 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! ... We do not want violence but we will not run from it either! ... Today’s protesters and antifa are my brothers in arms.”

    On the Bloomberg video posted July 27, Reinoehl said he had been shot and turns to the camera to show a bloody bandage on his right arm. He claimed he intervened in an earlier fight between a man with a gun and Black youths.

    He said on the video that he’d been “working security and trying to keep protected” someone in the crowd when he got shot as he tried to wrestle a gun away from the man harassing the kids. He didn’t say where that it happened. The account couldn’t be immediately confirmed.

    On July 2, Reinoehl wrote on Instagram, “We will not stop until there is change. Now more than ever we need to join together. Join the cause support the people that are willing to take a rubber bullet. Give them supplies food water Medical anything that can help. Bring balloons and paint for paint balloons. #blaklivesmatter #breonnataylor.”

    His social media pages also are filled with videos and photos of him snowboarding at Mt. Hood Meadows, sometimes with his dog Ezo accompanying him.

    In a February Facebook post, Michael Reinoehl wrote that “it can be hard and confusing at times living in a world consumed by individuality.”

    “When as beings we truly are connected to everything in the university and Beyond. Some of us feel trapped in a shell surrounded and controlled by individuals that have no clue,” he says in the post. “Or even worse refuse to accept the truth because they would have to give up their control. For those of you who know and feel the same as I do know this. Our time here is short, always stay true to what you know. And know that you are here to help the innocent ones who do not know. Be that bright light to the ones who are lost. And as you like your own way hopefully some will follow. #love #loveeverything #loveeveryone.”

    In one post, he shared a video of people burning a “Trump 2020” flag outside the Multnomah County Justice Center steps earlier this summer. A post from November 2015 shows a Trump face painted on the wall of a restroom with a urinal in place of the mouth. Another post shows a poster of Malala Yousafzai with the quote: “With guns you can kill terrorists. With education, you can kill terrorism.”

    Other posts appear to be tied to the Free Thought Project, which bills itself on its website as a “hub for Free Thinking conversations about the promotion of liberty and the daunting task of government accountability.”

    Other posts display pictures of his family, friends and his dog and describe him seeking work cleaning gutters to make extra money. In a 2018 post, he says he works for a company that remodels houses. His Facebook page says he studied television production at Mt. Hood Community College.

    On Sunday, much of his social media filled up with others commenting, posting pointed messages such as “Turn yourself in” to “You better pray to God that the law gets to you first…Because The Patriots are Storming!!”

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    Update an age has been released on Aaron Danielson (39)

    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Investigators with the Portland Police Bureau have identified the man killed Saturday night near where a pro-Trump caravan rally and counterprotesters were clashing.

    The man’s identity was confirmed as Aaron J. Danielson of Portland by the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s Office Monday. According to officials, the manner in which Danielson, 39, died was homicide and the cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest.
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    On Saturday, KOIN 6 News crews witnessed two people yelling and having an altercation near SW 3rd and Alder around 8:45 p.m. Someone sprayed mace and then someone pulled out a gun. The crews heard shots fired, then a wounded man, later identified as Danielson, was seen on the ground and the suspect took off running.

    Police confirmed just before 9:30 p.m. that the victim, who was shot in the chest, had died. According to the Associated Press, Danielson was wearing a hat bearing the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a right-wing group whose members have frequently clashed with protesters in Portland in the past.
    Reporter recalls interaction with victim hours before shooting

    In the two hours following the shooting, protesters gathered downtown and there was sporadic fighting and vandalism, police said. Some gave speeches in Lownsdale Square Park before the protest petered out.

    PPB said it is still actively searching for the shooter who gunned down Danielson. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406.

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    A supporter of a right-wing group who was shot dead on a Portland, Oregon, street was mourned by both friends and President Donald Trump as a victim of mob violence while an online fundraising effort raised tens of thousands of dollars in his memory.

    Just hours before he was shot in the chest Saturday night, Aaron “Jay” Danielson and a friend were seen heading downtown to protect a flag-waving caravan of Trump supporters. They wore hats with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a group that has clashed with left-wing protesters in Portland for years, and appeared armed with knives and paintball guns.

    “Paint is a defensive mechanism. Paint is not bullets,” Mr. Trump said during his White House briefing Monday, adding that someone connected with violent protests “shot a young gentleman and killed him. Not with paint but with a bullet.”


    In cellphone video of the shooting, both Mr. Danielson and his assailant were seen on a darkened street. At least three shots rang out in a smoky haze, followed by images of Mr. Danielson crumpled on the ground as the friend, Chandler Pappas, slaps him in the face and rolls him over, yelling “Jay! Jay!”

    “He was a good man and he was just killed senselessly for no reason other than he believed something different than they do,” Mr. Pappas told supporters during a rally Sunday. “He was Christian. He was conservative.”
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    Added Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson on his Facebook page: “We love Jay and he had such a huge heart. God bless him and the life he lived.”

    Ex-girlfriend Christine Banks said Monday Mr. Danielson didn’t discuss politics much but of the weeks-long protests in Portland: “He didn’t think it was right. ... He was there for peace.”

    Ms. Banks said Mr. Danielson was a good person who loved nature and animals.

    “If you ask anybody, the one thing they’ll remember him by is his goofy, beautiful smile,” she said. “He cared about what you believed in and not the color of your skin.”

    A GoFundMe site late Monday said it had raised $33,000 from more than 900 donors for “legal/lawyer fees, and towards fulfilling all other incurred costs in this time of need.”

    Mr. Danielson, a burly, bearded man, helped run a company in Portland called North West Specialty Moving that focused on transporting heavy items such as marble statues, hot tubs, and gun safes. The company’s address, which is the same address listed for Mr. Danielson for two parking violations in 2019, is a modest blue bungalow in a residential neighborhood in southwest Portland.

    Luke Carrillo, Mr. Danielson’s long-time business partner, said they’d been friends for 20 years.


    “We have lived and worked together day in and day out,” he told reporters. “We are like brothers, brothers that chose one another.”

    Mr. Danielson is associated with another company, Oregon Pro Arms LLC, which according to state records is focused primarily on moving gun safes.

    Just hours before the shooting on Saturday, Mr. Pappas stood in a mall parking lot in suburban Clackamas talking to a reporter from the Portland Tribune.

    The man next to him who appeared to be Mr. Danielson didn’t say much, except to make a reference to a journalist who had been attacked last year in Portland.

    “We’re all about independent journalism,” the man said.

    Mr. Pappas at one point interjected, referring to the Trump caravan, “I’m here to stop people from assaulting these people.”


    Critics have said that instead of keeping the peace, Patriot Prayer has helped incite violence.

    "Over the past three years, the group has hosted and promoted rallies in progressive cities like Portland, frequently engaging in violence against their political opponents. Patriot Prayer rallies regularly include the Proud Boys, a hate group, and various antigovernment extremist groups," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

    Portland police have yet to make an arrest in the case. On Monday, they asked for witnesses and those who had taken video of the scene to contact them.

    A small memorial to Mr. Danielson took shape Monday on a sidewalk in front of the parking structure where he collapsed. It included four yellow daises tied to a tree, a small American flag flapping in the wind, and a sympathy card with a Bible verse and handwritten note.

    “Jay went to Jesus, where will you go?”

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    The Antifa security guard allegedly being investigated over the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland was previously shot in the arm while grabbing a gun from the white victim of a mob beating, according to reports.

    Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, had displayed his arm wound to a videographer for Bloomberg news in July — claiming he used his military training to take a handgun from someone fighting a group of black teens.

    “I jumped in there and pulled the gun away … and I got shot through the arm,” he said, admitting his teenage daughter was with him and a witness.

    Now the 38-year-old man whose gun was stolen, Aaron Scott Collins, has told The Oregonian that he and a friend were set upon while being called “Nazis” for trying to film an older man being harassed.

    At least a dozen people attacked him, he said — alleging that the mob included Marquise Love, the 25-year-old Black Lives Matter security guard charged with kicking a driver unconscious last month.

    Collins said he was struck in the head from behind with a skateboard and could feel people trying to take his 9mm Smith & Wesson handgun, for which he has a concealed weapons permit, from a holster on his hip.

    “I realized people were trying to pull the gun out of my hand … I’m fighting for physical control of the gun,’’ Collins told the paper.

    “I felt someone trying to yank on it, the top part of the slide. They’re yanking on it really hard. After the second or third jerk, the gun goes off,” he recalled, not realizing Reinoehl had been shot.

    As he tried to escape to safety, he was tackled to his knees and the gun skidded away from him, he said. “People are yelling, ‘Drop the gun. Kill these Nazis!'” Collins said, claiming he was “pinned.”

    “I was scared at the moment they were going to take it and use it on me,” he said of his gun, which police confirmed is still missing.



    Man suspected in deadly Portland shooting calls himself '100% ANTIFA'
    Police arrived and ordered him to the ground, Collins said, before he was taken to a local hospital, suffering a concussion and bloody lip.

    Collins believes he and his friend — who lost his cellphone in the affray — were attacked because they are white and tattooed.

    “I’m not a white supremacist. I have conservative leanings, but I try to keep them to myself and play nice with everybody,” he told the paper.

    Police told The Oregonian the attack is still being investigated.

    Police sources previously told the paper that Reinoehl — who proudly calls himself “100% Antifa” — is being investigated for Saturday’s fatal shooting of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, a man who had just been part of a caravan of cars supporting Trump.

    A police spokesperson stressed that those reports are “unverified and unconfirmed,” and Reinoehl has not been officially named as a suspect. No arrests have been announced in the ongoing investigation.

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    Update Michael Forest Reinoehl, (48) the person of interest in the Aaron Jay Danielson shooting is killed too.

    LACEY, Wash. (AP) ? A man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown was killed Thursday as investigators moved in to arrest him, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday.

    The man, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him near Lacey, Washington, about 120 miles (193 kilometers) north of Portland. Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron ?Jay? Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, a senior Justice Department official told The Associated Press.

    Federal agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service had located him on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest, and Reinoehl pulled a gun during the encounter, the official said. The official wasn?t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.

    A U.S. Marshals Service statement later said the fugitive task force ?attempted to peacefully arrest him.?

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

    The U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task forces, comprised of deputy marshals, other federal agents and local law enforcement officers from a variety of agencies, are responsible for apprehending violent felons and other wanted suspects.

    Thurston County Sheriff?s Lt. Ray Brady said four task force members fired their weapons, including two Pierce County Sheriff?s deputies, an officer from the Lakewood Police Department and an officer from the Washington State Department of Corrections.

    Brady said investigators haven?t yet determined how many rounds were fired.

    The suspect was alone at the time of the shooting, Brady said, with no children or other people present.

    Brady said he doesn?t think the suspect lived at the address where he was shot, and it?s not clear what brought him to Lacey.

    ?We don?t know that specifically yet,? Brady said. ?I do not believe that was his residence.?

    Reinoehl had described himself in a social media post as ?100% ANTIFA.? A regular presence at anti-racism demonstrations in Portland, he suggested the tactics of counter-protesters amounted to ?warfare,? and had been shot at one protest and cited for having a gun at another.

    Police cited Reinoehl on July 5 on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police.

    On July 26, Reinoehl was shot near his elbow after he got involved in a scuffle between an armed white man and a group of young people of color. The man who was carrying that gun, Aaron Scott Collins, told The Oregonian/OregonLive that he and a friend had just left a bar when they saw the group harassing an older Black man. His friend began filming them with a phone, and the group confronted them, calling them Nazis, he said.

    Reinoehl later that day spoke to an AP videographer. His arm was wrapped in a bloody bandage; he said he was on his way to meet protest medics so they could change it.

    He said he didn?t know what had started the altercation between Collins and the group, but that several people had decided to intervene when they saw Collins fighting with minors.

    ?As soon as the adults jumped in, he pulled out a gun,? Reinoehl said. ?I jumped in there and pulled the gun away from people?s heads, avoided being shot in the stomach and I got shot in the arm.?

    Reinoehl also was wanted on a warrant out of Baker County in Eastern Oregon, where court records show he skipped a hearing related to a June case in which he has been charged with driving under the influence of controlled substances, reckless driving, reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm.

    Police said he drove on an interstate at up to 111 mph (179 kph), with his daughter in the car, while racing his 17-year-old son, who was in a different vehicle.

    Protests have erupted daily in the Pacific Northwest city since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    With unruly demonstrations in Portland nearing the 100-day mark, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and other Democratic leaders on Thursday called for an end to violence, even as federal agents were continuing to arrest protesters who allegedly assaulted law enforcement officers.

    ?The violence must stop,? Brown wrote. ?There is no place for white supremacy or vigilantism in Oregon. All who perpetrate violent crimes must be held equally accountable.?

    The statement does not single out the small minority of left-wing protesters who have been setting fires, vandalizing buildings and throwing objects at police. But Brown?s spokesman, Charles Boyle, said it ?is a collective call to action for an end to violence in Portland and affirms that those who commit violent acts must be held accountable.?

    Brown?s condemnation of violence was also signed by almost two-dozen state and local politicians, a host of organizations including the local NAACP chapter, and the city?s professional sports teams: the Trailblazers NBA team, the Timbers soccer team and the Thorns women?s soccer squad.

    Protesters returned Thursday night to a law enforcement building that?s a frequent site of protests in Portland. Police said demonstrators threw objects at officers and vehicles at the Penumbra Kelly building. A vehicle drove through the protest, ?narrowly missing people in the group,? a police statement said. The driver was later stopped and cited; police additionally arrested two protesters. Support vehicles that police said were used to block traffic were cited and one was towed.

    Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell also has denounced protesters who broke windows and set a fire this week to a business in the upscale apartment building where Mayor Ted Wheeler lives. Protesters are angry that Wheeler has not stopped officers from using batons and tear gas against Black Lives Matter protesters. Wheeler now reportedly plans to move out of the building.

    As of a week ago, 74 people were facing federal charges for crimes allegedly committed during demonstrations in Portland since at least May 29, U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said.

    ___

    Associated Press writers Gene Johnson in Seattle, Gillian Flaccus in Portland, Oregon, Rebecca Boone in Boise, Idaho, and Andrew Selsky in Salem, Oregon, contributed to this report.

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    Michael Forest Reinoehl the dead accused claim Self-Defense.

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    I can see this ending in "Our side has the Heroes and the Other side is the Infidel and deserved to die." type stuff here as in this case leading to the 2020 elections.


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    https://abcnews.go.com/US/court-docu...ry?id=72837959

    More Fallout

    Newly unsealed court documents help provide a timeline of the fatal shooting of a pro-Trump protester in Portland, Oregon, late last month, including surveillance images that allegedly capture the suspect waiting for the victim in a parking garage moments before opening fire.

    The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office released the search warrant and arrest warrant affidavits for the suspect, Michael Reinoehl, on Friday, a day after he was killed during an encounter with authorities in Lacey, Washington.
    MORE: Clothes, ammunition tied to fatal Portland protest shooting found in suspect's home: Officials

    Reinoehl, 48, was wanted for murder in the second degree with a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon with a firearm. The district attorney's office was preparing to prove that Reinoehl intentionally killed 39-year-old Aaron Danielson during violent protests last weekend between a large caravan of pro-Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter protesters.

    According to court documents, Portland police were able to identify Reinoehl as a suspect in the Aug. 29 shooting through "open source" videos posted online that allegedly placed him in downtown Portland that day wearing "unique attire," including a vest. They also matched a "distinctive fist tattoo" on the suspect's neck to Reinoehl's Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles driver's license, court records show.

    The shooting occurred near the entrance to a parking garage, on the west side of Southwest Third Avenue, just south of Southwest Alder Street, at 8:44 p.m. local time, according to court documents. Detectives obtained surveillance video from Moda Tower, an office building in downtown Portland, that captured the intersection of Southwest Third Avenue and Southwest Alder Street.

    The court records allege that Reinoehl can be seen in the surveillance footage at that time at the northeast corner of the intersection. He allegedly then crosses southbound on Southwest Third Avenue with three others, stares east down Southwest Alder Street, then continues.

    Danielson and a friend are then seen rounding the corner from the east and turning south onto Southwest Third Avenue, according to the court records. Reinoehl looks back toward them, "but continues walking and begins reaching toward his waistband," the affidavit states.
    MORE: Suspect sought in connection of deadly Portland shooting killed during encounter with authorities

    According to court records, Reinoehl then concealed himself and waited in the garage entry and watched as Danielson and his friend walked by. "Danielson appears to be holding a can in his right hand and what appears to be an expandable baton in his left hand," the affidavit states.

    After they walk by, Reinoehl emerges from the garage "while still reaching toward the pocket or pouch on his waistband," the court documents allege. An unidentified person looks back toward Reinoehl, and Reinoehl and that second person follow Danielson and his friend as they cross westbound across Southwest Third Avenue, according to the affidavit. "The shooting occurs shortly thereafter and is not captured on the surveillance video," it states.

    Immediately after the shooting, Reinoehl can be seen again in the surveillance footage with his right arm raised while facing toward Danielson, according to court documents. The second person runs away, then Reinoehl allegedly turns and runs north then east on Southwest Alder Street.

    Based on timestamps, the entire incident as described happened within one minute, according to the affidavit.

    Stills of the surveillance video included in the affidavit allegedly place Reinoehl in front of the parking garage as a group approaches, inside the parking garage as Danielson and his friend walk by, emerging from the parking garage and on the street after the shooting as the second person runs away.

    Witnesses of the fatal shooting allege that Danielson pulled out a large can and sprayed it, followed by the sound of two gunshots, according to the court documents. Police found a metal canister of "Bear Attack Deterrent" in the middle of Southwest Third Avenue, north of where Danielson was found, that appeared to have been struck by a bullet, court records show.

    Danielson was killed by a gunshot wound to the chest, and the Oregon State Medical Examiner ruled his death a homicide, according to the affidavit.

    During the execution of a search warrant issued Thursday for Reinoehl's residence, Portland police recovered clothing that matched what he was wearing on Aug. 29, at the time of Danielson's death, the district attorney's office said Friday. They also found ammunition that matched the ballistic evidence recovered from the crime scene, authorities said.

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    https://nypost.com/2020/09/11/michae...ter-professor/

    Here we go again "My guy is the hero and any criticism of him = blame the hero, the other guy deserved to die because he was an enemy and belonged in a hate group." I understand why people see Michael Reinoehl as a hero as in this post and feel why he should not have been investigated but then again if you are willing to have the Irish Republican Army in this country go ahead and see if you are willing to pay that price.







    A Rhode Island professor has sparked outrage by claiming an Antifa security guard was morally justified in killing the supporter of a right-wing group after a Trump rally in Portland.

    Erik Loomis, a professor at the University of Rhode Island, first speculated that self-confessed “100% Antifa” killer Michael Reinoehl was executed by police when they came to arrest him.

    “I am extremely anti-conspiracy theory. But it’s not a conspiracy theory at this point in time to wonder if the cops simply murdered him,” the scholar wrote in a blog post.

    Police “were openly working with the fascists in Portland, as they were in Kenosha which led to dead protestors,” Loomis wrote, without any attempt to back up his conspiracy with evidence.

    The claims incensed some readers, with one reminding him, “Erik, he shot and killed a guy.”

    “He killed a fascist. I see nothing wrong with it, at least from a moral perspective,” Loomis replied of Reinoehl, who shot dead Aaron “Jay” Danielson after an Aug. 29 Trump rally.

    Danielson’s friend with him at the time has said he was “hunted” down and “executed” simply for wearing a cap supporting the right-wing group Patriot Prayer.

    Loomis’ comments led to calls for the university to fire him.

    “His words and actions are unbecoming of the learning process. Students and other faculty should uprise quickly. Defending the murder of a man just because of their politics is despicable,” one reader, @mtxsound50, said in a tweet tagging the university.

    The academic followed up with two separate blogs about the huge backlash he received, one in which he refused to become a victim of “cancel culture,” another in which he insisted, “I stand behind every word of what I said.”

    “The issue of violence in self-defense on the left has been a debate for over a century and a theoretical discussion over when to use it and whether this incident was justified is a perfectly fine conversation to have, especially given the rise of armed fascist groups taking over our nation,” he wrote.

    “It’s been a great day of deleting hate mail sent from people with AOL and Outlook accounts,” he wrote.

    The University of Rhode Island did not immediately respond to messages for comment.


    https://www.theolympian.com/news/loc...245673835.html

    Michael Reinoehl, the Portland shooting suspect a U.S. Marshals task force shot and killed last week in the Lacey area of Thurston County, died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso, according to the Thurston County Coroner’s Office.

    Reinoehl’s body was examined this week. Coroner Gary Warnock did not disclose the number of gunshots and said the death is best “classified as a homicide.”

    Reinoehl, 48, who was wanted in the fatal shooting of a right-wing supporter in Portland on Aug. 29, was shot and killed near Lacey the evening of Sept. 3. The shooting occurred in the 7600 block of Third Way Southeast in Tanglewilde about 7 p.m., The Olympian reported.

    The Portland Police Bureau had issued a warrant for Reinoehl’s arrest earlier in the day on Sept. 3 and asked the U.S. Marshals task force to find and apprehend him, The Olympian reported.

    The five-county Region 3 Critical Incident Investigation Team is investigating the shooting, led by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

    The team has confirmed that Reinoehl had a semiautomatic handgun at the time of the incident, Lt. Ray Brady said Friday. Still to be determined is whether he fired, brandished or displayed the gun, he said. They also are trying to get a better understanding of the sequence of events leading up to the shooting.

    Brady said he hopes to release more substantive information on Sept. 17.

    Meanwhile, witness accounts of the shooting have varied since the incident was first reported.

    Chad Smith, a nearby resident quoted by The Olympian the night of the shooting, now says he didn’t see an assault rifle being used by the suspect, but only heard what sounded like one, according to Vice News.

    Vice News also reached out to The Olympian for comment. The Olympian stands by the reporting of what Smith believed he saw.

    The Oregonian also reports that witness Nathaniel Dingess, 39, who apparently lives in the same apartment complex where Reinoehl was hiding, said he never saw a handgun on Reinoehl or saw him reach for anything.

    Brady said again Friday an assault rifle was not used, which The Olympian reported the morning after the shooting. However, he acknowledged that witness accounts can vary during a chaotic scene.
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    Depending on whose side you are on

    Investigators say Portland shooting suspect Michael Reinoehl, who was shot and killed by a U.S. Marshals task force earlier this month near Lacey, pointed his semiautomatic handgun at officers, the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office announced late Thursday as part of its weekly update on the case.

    The five-county Region 3 Critical Incident Investigation Team is investigating the shooting, led by the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office.

    “The Region 3 CIIT can confirm at this point that Mr. Reinoehl pointed the handgun that he had in his possession at the officers at the time of the shooting,” a news release reads.

    Lt. Ray Brady said a search warrant was obtained for Reinoehl’s Volkswagen station wagon on the night of the incident. The vehicle was then impounded by the Sheriff’s Office and searched last Friday, he said.

    Detectives found a fired shell casing in the Volkswagen and also an AR-15-style, .22 caliber rifle in the front seat in a bag. The rifle’s serial number had been removed.

    Although some witnesses claimed to have seen what they thought was a rifle that night, Brady said he doesn’t believe the rifle was brandished by Reinoehl.

    Investigators are unsure about the shell casing.

    “At this time, we are not able to determine if this shell casing is an exact match to the firearm in his possession, even though it is the same caliber,” the news release reads.

    Reinoehl was found with a semiautomatic, .380 caliber handgun. No officers were carrying or fired a weapon of that caliber, investigators say.

    CALIBER MATCHES PORTLAND SHOOTING
    “While this firearm is the same caliber as the weapon used in the Portland homicide investigation, we will not know if this is the same weapon until ballistics testing can be conducted at the crime lab,” the news release reads.

    The weapons will be sent to a busy Washington State Patrol Crime Lab, Brady acknowledged, which means results could take as long as 2-3 months, he said. Ballistics testing is done in Tacoma, he said.

    Reinoehl, 48, was wanted in the fatal shooting of a right-wing supporter in Portland on Aug. 29. His shooting death occurred in the 7600 block of Third Way Southeast in Tanglewilde about 7 p.m., The Olympian reported.

    https://www.kgw.com/article/news/loc...d-01cbf91c6a29

    THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has released an update in the police killing of Michael Reinoehl, who was suspected of killing a man following protests in downtown Portland last month.
    In a press release, distributed on the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page on Thursday, the agency said that Reinoehl pointed a handgun at officers during the confrontation in Lacey, Washington, that led to an officer shooting and killing him.

    Additionally, the sheriff's office said that detectives found a casing inside a vehicle deputies had a search warrant to search. It was the vehicle he was driving at the time of the downtown Portland murder of Aaron Danielson, of which Reinoehl was the suspect.

    RELATED: Unsealed documents shed light on moments before fatal downtown Portland shooting

    That casing matched the caliber of the firearm that Reinoehl had pointed at officers. It is unclear at this time whether the casing is an exact match for the gun, however, as ballistic tests need to be done to determine that. No officer at the scene was carrying a gun of that caliber so the casing did not come from law enforcement.

    The gun and casing also matched the caliber of the gun used in the downtown Portland shooting. Again, it is unclear if it is actually the same gun, as ballistics tests need to be run on projectiles, and casings testing for DNA or fingerprints.

    Inside the car, deputies found an AR-15 style .22 caliber rifle that had the serial number removed.

    Police continue to investigate the Portland murder and ask anyone with video of the incident to please contact detectives.

    Part of their evidence comes from a VICE News interview during which Reinoehl admitted to shooting Aaron Danielson. Reinoehl said he believed he and a friend were about to be stabbed the night Danielson was shot and killed.

    "I had no choice," he said. "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."
    Reinoehl told VICE News that he hadn't turned himself in because he believed right-wing protesters and police were collaborating, and that he didn't believe police would protect him if he turned himself in.

    Reinoehl's sister told The Oregonian there's no way he would have gone quietly as arresting officers approached.

    U.S. Attorney General William Barr released a statement about the killing of Reinoehl, saying the streets are safer "with this violent agitator removed."

    "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," the statement read. "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."

    Though he identified himself as being anti-fascist in the Vice News interview, he said he was not a member of antifa, or any organization.

    I can see this turning crazier Michael Reinoehl is going to end up being either demonized in the grave or be viewed as a hero depending on whose side you are on here.

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/u...-shooting.html

    Michael Reinoehl was on the run.

    A few days after a shooting left a far-right Trump supporter dead on the streets of Portland, Ore., Mr. Reinoehl, an antifa activist who had been named in the news media as a focus of the investigation, feared that vigilantes were after him, not to mention the police. Even some of his close friends did not know where he was.

    But the authorities knew.

    On Sept. 3, about 120 miles north of Portland, Mr. Reinoehl was getting into his Volkswagen station wagon when a pair of unmarked sport utility vehicles roared through the quiet streets, screeching to a halt just in front of his bumper. Members of a U.S. Marshals task force jumped out and unleashed a hail of bullets that shattered windows, whizzed past bystanders and left Mr. Reinoehl dead in the street.

    Attorney General William P. Barr trumpeted the operation as a “significant accomplishment” that removed a “violent agitator.” The officers had opened fire, he said, when Mr. Reinoehl “attempted to escape arrest” and “produced a firearm” during the encounter. But a reconstruction of what happened that night, based on the accounts of people who witnessed the confrontation and the preliminary findings of investigators, produces a much different picture — one that raises questions about whether law enforcement officers made any serious attempt to arrest Mr. Reinoehl before killing him.

    In interviews with 22 people who were near the scene, all but one said they did not hear officers identify themselves or give any commands before opening fire. In their official statements, not yet made public, the officers offered differing accounts of whether they saw Mr. Reinoehl with a weapon. One told investigators he thought he saw Mr. Reinoehl raise a gun inside the vehicle before the firing began, but two others said they did not.

    Mr. Reinoehl did have a .380-caliber handgun on him when he was killed, according to the county sheriff’s team that is running a criminal homicide investigation into Mr. Reinoehl’s death. But the weapon was found in his pocket.

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    An AR-style rifle was found apparently untouched in a bag in his car.

    Five eyewitnesses said in interviews that the gunfire began the instant the vehicles arrived. None of them saw Mr. Reinoehl holding a weapon. A single shell casing of the same caliber as the handgun he was carrying was found inside his car.

    Garrett Louis, who watched the shooting begin while trying to get his 8-year-old son out of the line of fire, said the officers arrived with such speed and violence that he initially assumed they were drug dealers gunning down a foe — until he saw their law enforcement vests.

    “I respect cops to the utmost, but things were definitely in no way, shape or form done properly,” Mr. Louis said.

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    The U.S. Marshals Service declined to comment for this article, citing the pending investigation. The agency previously said that it had attempted to “peacefully arrest” Mr. Reinoehl and that he had threatened the lives of law enforcement officers.

    President Trump, who has described the racial justice protests that have roiled the nation as the work of lawless criminals, praised the operation.

    “This guy was a violent criminal, and the U.S. Marshals killed him,” the president told Fox News. “And I will tell you something, that’s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution when you have crime like this.”

    ‘That shot felt like the beginning of a war’
    Mr. Reinoehl had joined protesters in Portland in the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing by the Minneapolis police in May, writing online that they were waging a necessary war with the potential to “fix everything.” He devoted himself to the Black Lives Matter movement and once touted himself as “100% ANTIFA all the way.”

    Mr. Reinoehl, a 48-year-old contractor and professional snowboarder, had run into trouble with the law in June, when he was cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and having an unlicensed firearm in the car. Later, during the protests, the police arrested him and cited him for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, but prosecutors dropped the charges.

    When the protests against the police got underway in Portland, he carved a niche for himself providing security, watching for agitators. After a caravan of supporters of Mr. Trump arrived in Portland on Aug. 29 and began clashing with the protesters, a security camera showed Mr. Reinoehl keeping an eye on one of them — Aaron J. Danielson, a supporter of the far-right group Patriot Prayer who was walking with a can of bear repellent and an expandable baton.

    Seconds later, a separate livestream video captured Mr. Danielson being shot, and The Oregonian newspaper reported later that Mr. Reinoehl was under investigation in the case. In an interview while he was in hiding that Vice News broadcast on Sept. 3, Mr. Reinoehl said he had fired in self-defense. “That shot felt like the beginning of a war,” he said.
    A quiet night and a sudden raid
    On the day the interview aired, officers with the U.S. Marshals’ Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force met for an intelligence briefing.

    The team, which included a mix of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, already knew that Mr. Reinoehl was staying in a brick complex of apartments in Lacey, Wash. The task force had information from an informant, passed on by the Portland police, about Mr. Reinoehl’s location and possession of firearms, said Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, who leads the team investigating Mr. Reinoehl’s death.

    Though the Portland police had yet to issue a warrant for Mr. Reinoehl’s arrest, the task force prepared to move in.

    That evening, outside the apartment complex where the police say Mr. Reinoehl had been staying, the neighborhood was quiet.

    Mr. Louis, a carpenter and former U.S. Army medic, watched his son ride his bike with his younger brother and a neighborhood friend. Around the corner, Chad Smith and two friends, Chase Cutler and Jon Chastain, were wrapping up an afternoon spent working on cars.

    Mr. Reinoehl left the apartment and walked toward his Volkswagen, parked along the street roughly 100 feet away. Two officers positively identified Mr. Reinoehl, who proceeded to get into the car, said Lieutenant Brady, who shared some of the initial findings of the investigation with The New York Times. They decided to make an immediate arrest, the officers told investigators, in part to avoid a high-speed chase.

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    Mr. Smith said he and his friends turned their heads to the sound of a vehicle accelerating rapidly, headed southbound toward the street where Mr. Reinoehl was walking. A second law enforcement S.U.V., which had been parked across from Mr. Smith’s house, moved in with such speed that the friends thought they were witnessing a road rage incident or a gang shooting.

    Mr. Smith and Mr. Cutler ran after the unmarked S.U.V.s, watching as they turned onto Mr. Reinoehl’s street, one cutting the corner and speeding over the grass.

    Nate Dinguss, who according to Lieutenant Brady lived in the apartment where Mr. Reinoehl was staying, said Mr. Reinoehl was chewing a gummy worm as he approached his station wagon, with a phone in one hand and a bag in the other.

    Mr. Dinguss said in an interview that officers began jumping out of the vehicles before they had come to a complete stop, and that one of them opened fire immediately, before any commands had been given. Another man who was walking his dog nearby said that a burst of about 10 gunshots began almost immediately after the S.U.V.s came to a halt, and that he did not recall hearing any commands. Mr. Louis, who was on the other side of the scene, some 140 feet from Mr. Reinoehl, also said the police opened fire immediately, without giving any warnings — as did Mr. Smith and Mr. Cutler.

    “There was no, ‘Get out of the car!’ There was no, ‘Stop!’ There was no nothing. They just got out of the car and started shooting,” Mr. Louis said.

    Mr. Smith described it similarly: “There was no yelling. There was no screaming. There was no altercation. It was just straight to gunshots.”

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    Michael Reinoehl was on the run.

    A few days after a shooting left a far-right Trump supporter dead on the streets of Portland, Ore., Mr. Reinoehl, an antifa activist who had been named in the news media as a focus of the investigation, feared that vigilantes were after him, not to mention the police. Even some of his close friends did not know where he was.

    But the authorities knew.

    On Sept. 3, about 120 miles north of Portland, Mr. Reinoehl was getting into his Volkswagen station wagon when a pair of unmarked sport utility vehicles roared through the quiet streets, screeching to a halt just in front of his bumper. Members of a U.S. Marshals task force jumped out and unleashed a hail of bullets that shattered windows, whizzed past bystanders and left Mr. Reinoehl dead in the street.

    Attorney General William P. Barr trumpeted the operation as a ?significant accomplishment? that removed a ?violent agitator.? The officers had opened fire, he said, when Mr. Reinoehl ?attempted to escape arrest? and ?produced a firearm? during the encounter. But a reconstruction of what happened that night, based on the accounts of people who witnessed the confrontation and the preliminary findings of investigators, produces a much different picture ? one that raises questions about whether law enforcement officers made any serious attempt to arrest Mr. Reinoehl before killing him.

    In interviews with 22 people who were near the scene, all but one said they did not hear officers identify themselves or give any commands before opening fire. In their official statements, not yet made public, the officers offered differing accounts of whether they saw Mr. Reinoehl with a weapon. One told investigators he thought he saw Mr. Reinoehl raise a gun inside the vehicle before the firing began, but two others said they did not.

    Mr. Reinoehl did have a .380-caliber handgun on him when he was killed, according to the county sheriff?s team that is running a criminal homicide investigation into Mr. Reinoehl?s death. But the weapon was found in his pocket.

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    An AR-style rifle was found apparently untouched in a bag in his car.

    Five eyewitnesses said in interviews that the gunfire began the instant the vehicles arrived. None of them saw Mr. Reinoehl holding a weapon. A single shell casing of the same caliber as the handgun he was carrying was found inside his car.

    Garrett Louis, who watched the shooting begin while trying to get his 8-year-old son out of the line of fire, said the officers arrived with such speed and violence that he initially assumed they were drug dealers gunning down a foe ? until he saw their law enforcement vests.

    ?I respect cops to the utmost, but things were definitely in no way, shape or form done properly,? Mr. Louis said.

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    The U.S. Marshals Service declined to comment for this article, citing the pending investigation. The agency previously said that it had attempted to ?peacefully arrest? Mr. Reinoehl and that he had threatened the lives of law enforcement officers.

    President Trump, who has described the racial justice protests that have roiled the nation as the work of lawless criminals, praised the operation.

    ?This guy was a violent criminal, and the U.S. Marshals killed him,? the president told Fox News. ?And I will tell you something, that?s the way it has to be. There has to be retribution when you have crime like this.?

    ?That shot felt like the beginning of a war?
    Mr. Reinoehl had joined protesters in Portland in the aftermath of George Floyd?s killing by the Minneapolis police in May, writing online that they were waging a necessary war with the potential to ?fix everything.? He devoted himself to the Black Lives Matter movement and once touted himself as ?100% ANTIFA all the way.?

    Mr. Reinoehl, a 48-year-old contractor and professional snowboarder, had run into trouble with the law in June, when he was cited for driving under the influence of a controlled substance and having an unlicensed firearm in the car. Later, during the protests, the police arrested him and cited him for carrying a loaded firearm in a public place, but prosecutors dropped the charges.

    When the protests against the police got underway in Portland, he carved a niche for himself providing security, watching for agitators. After a caravan of supporters of Mr. Trump arrived in Portland on Aug. 29 and began clashing with the protesters, a security camera showed Mr. Reinoehl keeping an eye on one of them ? Aaron J. Danielson, a supporter of the far-right group Patriot Prayer who was walking with a can of bear repellent and an expandable baton.

    Seconds later, a separate livestream video captured Mr. Danielson being shot, and The Oregonian newspaper reported later that Mr. Reinoehl was under investigation in the case. In an interview while he was in hiding that Vice News broadcast on Sept. 3, Mr. Reinoehl said he had fired in self-defense. ?That shot felt like the beginning of a war,? he said.
    A quiet night and a sudden raid
    On the day the interview aired, officers with the U.S. Marshals? Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force met for an intelligence briefing.

    The team, which included a mix of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, already knew that Mr. Reinoehl was staying in a brick complex of apartments in Lacey, Wash. The task force had information from an informant, passed on by the Portland police, about Mr. Reinoehl?s location and possession of firearms, said Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff?s Office, who leads the team investigating Mr. Reinoehl?s death.

    Though the Portland police had yet to issue a warrant for Mr. Reinoehl?s arrest, the task force prepared to move in.

    That evening, outside the apartment complex where the police say Mr. Reinoehl had been staying, the neighborhood was quiet.

    Mr. Louis, a carpenter and former U.S. Army medic, watched his son ride his bike with his younger brother and a neighborhood friend. Around the corner, Chad Smith and two friends, Chase Cutler and Jon Chastain, were wrapping up an afternoon spent working on cars.

    Mr. Reinoehl left the apartment and walked toward his Volkswagen, parked along the street roughly 100 feet away. Two officers positively identified Mr. Reinoehl, who proceeded to get into the car, said Lieutenant Brady, who shared some of the initial findings of the investigation with The New York Times. They decided to make an immediate arrest, the officers told investigators, in part to avoid a high-speed chase.

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    Mr. Smith said he and his friends turned their heads to the sound of a vehicle accelerating rapidly, headed southbound toward the street where Mr. Reinoehl was walking. A second law enforcement S.U.V., which had been parked across from Mr. Smith?s house, moved in with such speed that the friends thought they were witnessing a road rage incident or a gang shooting.

    Mr. Smith and Mr. Cutler ran after the unmarked S.U.V.s, watching as they turned onto Mr. Reinoehl?s street, one cutting the corner and speeding over the grass.

    Nate Dinguss, who according to Lieutenant Brady lived in the apartment where Mr. Reinoehl was staying, said Mr. Reinoehl was chewing a gummy worm as he approached his station wagon, with a phone in one hand and a bag in the other.

    Mr. Dinguss said in an interview that officers began jumping out of the vehicles before they had come to a complete stop, and that one of them opened fire immediately, before any commands had been given. Another man who was walking his dog nearby said that a burst of about 10 gunshots began almost immediately after the S.U.V.s came to a halt, and that he did not recall hearing any commands. Mr. Louis, who was on the other side of the scene, some 140 feet from Mr. Reinoehl, also said the police opened fire immediately, without giving any warnings ? as did Mr. Smith and Mr. Cutler.

    ?There was no, ?Get out of the car!? There was no, ?Stop!? There was no nothing. They just got out of the car and started shooting,? Mr. Louis said.

    Mr. Smith described it similarly: ?There was no yelling. There was no screaming. There was no altercation. It was just straight to gunshots.?

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