Police kill alleged shooter Michael Reinoehl while trying to arrest him

Law enforcement agents killed Michael Forest Reinoehl while trying to arrest him, four officials said. He was being investigated in the fatal shooting of a supporter of a far-right group.

According to The New York Times:

A man being investigated in the fatal shooting of a right-wing activist who was part of a pro-Trump caravan in Portland, Ore., was killed on Thursday night when authorities moved to arrest him, according to four law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.

The officials said the suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was shot by officers from a federal fugitive task force during the encounter in Lacey, Wash., southwest of Seattle.

An arrest warrant had been issued by the Portland police earlier Thursday, on the same day that Vice News published an interview with Mr. Reinoehl in which he appeared to admit to the shooting, saying, “I had no choice.”

That news broke just after Vice aired an interview in which Reinoehl claimed he shot Danielson in self defense.

According to Heavy:

  • Reinoehl Was Killed as a Federal Task Force Moved In & a Neighbor Heard 30-40 Shots.
  •  Reinoehl Railed Against Trump on Social Media & Told Vice He ‘Had No Choice’
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