Police say Portland shooting suspect shot, killed during attempted arrest

Published on September 4, 2020 by

Police in Washington state say a man wanted in connection to a homicide in Portland, Ore. was shot and killed on Thursday night as they moved to arrest him in connection with the shooting of a supporter of President Donald Trump last weekend.

While Thurston County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Ray Brady would not confirm the identity of the man, he did say there was an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest in connection with the earlier shooting.

According to reports, Michael Reinoehl, 48, was wanted on a murder charge when members of a fugitive task force shot and killed him in Olympia, Wash. after he left an apartment and got into a car. A U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson told Reuters that the man produced a firearm, “threatening the lives of law enforcement officers.” The sheriff’s office, which is responsible for investigating the incident, said it had not confirmed if he was armed or if he fired any shots.

Reinoehl had the warrant issued for his arrest earlier Thursday, and was allegedly involved in the shooting of Aaron Danielson, after the later was among a caravan of Trump supporters who rode pickup trucks into downtown Portland and clashed with protesters demonstrating against racial injustice and police brutality.

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