The suspected gunman who fatally shot a right-wing protester in Portland last weekend was reportedly shot and killed by law enforcement authorities Thursday night as they attempted to arrest him. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, died in Lacey, Washington, where federal agents were attempting to take him into custody for the shooting — the same night his interview on the shooting aired on Vice News, the New York Times reported.
H/T: New York Post
More details from The Olympian:
Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady said the Pierce County sheriff’s fugitive apprehension team, working as part of the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, was in the area looking for a wanted homicide suspect when they saw the suspect come out of an apartment, to a vehicle. They said he appeared to be armed.
“The suspect came out to the car,” Troyer said. “They attempted to put him into custody and shots were fired.”
There was “a confrontation” between the officers on scene and the man, Brady said. Officers fired shots into the vehicle and the suspect ran from the car, Brady confirmed, then officers fired more shots.
As of 10 p.m., Brady had not yet confirmed whether the suspect fired a weapon at law enforcement officers.
Reinoehl was pronounced dead at the scene.
Case study in how permissive arrest & release policies lead to fatal consequences: Michael Reinoehl, sought in fatal Portland shooting after Trump rally, killed by officers in Washington https://t.co/vjxmsoP81O— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 4, 2020
From the U.S. Marshals on the shooting of Michael Reinoehl: "Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers. Task force members responded to the threat & struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene." pic.twitter.com/TnPMg4JtbK— Timothy Bella (@TimBella) September 4, 2020
Portland Police rush out to clear #antifa rioters at the Kelly Penumbra police building. People there have been mourning the death of Portland antifa Michael Reinoehl, who killed Aaron Danielson last weekend. #PortlandRiots pic.twitter.com/eTuAmmzGDb— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 4, 2020
Antifa is mourning Michael Reinoehl’s death in Portland. He executed a man in cold blood for supporting Trump, and tried murdering police officers. pic.twitter.com/4tamS5VuV8— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) September 4, 2020
MORE: Reinoehl had fled the state of Oregon and crossed state lines to Washington.— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) September 4, 2020
A federal fugitive task force located him outside of Olympia, where he was killed as they moved in to arrest him.
Portland police issued a warrant for his arrest earlier today.
The same night he was shot and killed by law enforcement, the Portland protester linked to deadly shooting spoke for the first time exclusively on Vice News Tonight. Great job giving this scumbag the opportunity to spew lies about his dead victim, Vice! This guy is completely unhinged and goes virtually unchallenged during the interview. Watch below.
Why aren’t the Portland Police ARRESTING the cold blooded killer of Aaron “Jay” Danielson. Do your job, and do it fast. Everybody knows who this thug is. No wonder Portland is going to hell! @TheJusticeDept @FBI— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 4, 2020