In what seems to be karmic justice proving that the vengeful who live by the sword, die by the sword, the person of interest who confessed to the August 29th killing of Patriot Prayer member Aaron “Jay” Danielson in Portland was killed as he tried to flee from federal task force agents who tried to take him into custody in Lacey, Washington.
Michael Reinoehl, 48, an Antifa supporter, had been the prime suspect since the shooting and has been the subject of a Department of Justice manhunt, according to The Associated Press.
Karmic justice proving that the vengeful who live by the sword, die by the sword, also applies to ANTIFA.
The unhinged self-declared anti-fascist openly railed against U.S. President Donald J. Trump in expletive-laden posts on social media. His posts smack of paranoia of a system that is out to get him as he foments the revolution. He says that he is a former military contractor and father of two and shows off his ‘battle scars’ as badges of honor.
During his final 15 minutes of fame, the Antifa warrior criticized the manhunt, saying that they were “hunting him down.” Social media observers drew his ire with a post saying the deer are going to feel lucky this year because it’s open season on Michael right now.”
The person of interest who confessed to the August 29th killing of Patriot Prayer member Aaron “Jay” Danielson in Portland tried to flee from federal task force agents bringing him into custody in Lacey, Washington, and was killed.
When shown pictures of the suspect by authorities, Reinoehl’s sister said that she thought they looked like her brother.
Federal agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service had located Reinoehl yesterday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The U.S. Marshals Service said initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm and had pulled a gun during the encounter.
Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said that the Reinoehl being had exited an apartment and got into a vehicle, according to The New York Times.
“As they attempted to apprehend him, there was gunfire,” Lieutenant Brady said. He said that four law enforcement officers had fired their weapons.
A nightly fixture at protest scenes, Reinoehl, who had described himself in a social media post as “100% ANTIFA,” was arrested in July for carrying a loaded handgun at a protest and resisting arrest, according to The Wall Street Journal. He was also shot in the arm while attempting to wrestle a gun away from a protester during that altercation.
Reinoehl was also wanted on a warrant from 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, according to the Associated Press report.
Police said he drove on an interstate up to 111 mph with his daughter in the car, while racing his 17-year-old son, who was in a different vehicle.
The anarchist, who had claimed self-defense, provided what he called “security” at Black Lives Matter Protests. He said that he believed that he and a friend were about to be stabbed and that he acted out of self-defense, according to VICE News. However, the news outlet has not independently verified the details of Reinoehl’s story.
Danielson’s killing comes on the heels of the Kenosha, Wisconsin shooting where 17-year-old pro-Trump protester Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly shot three protesters at a march, killing two. Rittenhouse’s lawyer is claiming he acted in self defense.
Reinoehl said that he had become aware of the pro-Trump truck parade in Clackamas when he saw “hundreds of trucks with flags on them” as he drove around Portland earlier that day.
“I was confident that I did not hit anyone innocent and I made my exit,” he said.
After the shooting, Reinoehl went into hiding as the manhunt for the fugitive began. He said that he did not turn himself in because he believed that “right-wing protesters were collaborating with police, who will not protect him or his family.”
He alleged that at the time of the confrontation with Patriot Prayer members, there was no police presence. “There was definitely nobody in sight, no police officer, nobody at all that could intervene. It was a free-for-all. And the police were letting it happen,” he said.
Reineohl stated that he did not regret his actions.