Last Updated on September 6, 2020
48-year-old Michael Reinoehl, the Antifa activist who tattooed a black power symbol on his neck and admitted to the fatal shooting of Trump supporter Aaron Danielson in Portaland, has died during a confrontation with law enforcement Thursday night.
Reinoehl, who had been served with an arrest warrant by police earlier Thursday, was tracked down by a federal fugitive task force according to The New York Times.
“The officials said the suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed during the encounter in Lacey, Wash., southwest of Seattle, when a federal fugitive task force moved to apprehend him,” the New York Times reported.
Journalist Andy Ngo tweeted, “Michael Forest Reinoehl, who killed Portland Trump supporter Aaron Danielson, died in Lacey, Wash. My sources are telling me U.S. Marshalls went to arrest him.”
Michael Forest Reinoehl, who killed Portland Trump supporter Aaron Danielson, died in Lacey, Wash. My sources are telling me U.S. Marshalls went to arrest him.
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 4, 2020
Reinohl had just appeared in a fluff interview with left-wing outlet VICE, in which he claimed he “had no choice” but to kill Danielson to protect a “friend of mine, of color.”
Facebook banned all support for Kyle Rittenhouse, Vice is putting on the Antifa shooter pic.twitter.com/qL6ZoCBE3Z
— Neanderthal Scholar Poso (@JackPosobiec) September 3, 2020
The VICE article was written by a journalist who has previously admitted that helping “antifa get more mainstream acceptance” was “the point” of his work.
Donovan Farley, one of the writers behind the upcoming @VICE fluff piece on antifa shooter Michael Reinoehl, is an antifa apologist. By his own words, his writes to help antifa gain more mainstream acceptance.
That's not journalism, that's propaganda. https://t.co/P5sOUpQ33t pic.twitter.com/HZqM3Z5t2X
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) September 3, 2020
Moments after news of Reinoehl’s death broke, President Donald Trump tweeted, “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!”
National File previously reported on the shooting of Aaron Danielson in Portland:
A man identified as a “Trumper” was shot in the chest and killed in what appears to be an Antifa-related assassination in Portland on Saturday night, as crowds of protesters cheered the murder in the aftermath.
The brazen shooting occurred as the mostly uneventful parade of trucks and vehicles organized by pro-Trump citizens came to a close Saturday night.
In the footage, one man can be heard identifying the victim as a “Trumper,” for wearing gear from the group Patriot Prayer.
“We got one right here, we got a Trumper right here,” the first man says. A second man, presumably the shooter replies “right here?” to confirm, and seconds later shots ring out.
Reinoehl’s death is already being heavily mourned by Antifa activists on social media.