Justice has been served.
An Antifa sympathizer who was said to be a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Patriot Prayer supporter in Portland, Ore., last month was reportedly killed Thursday night as authorities moved in to arrest him.
Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, died in Lacey, Wash., outside Seattle, during an operation by a federal fugitive task force, The New York Times reported.
Reinoehl’s death was also confirmed by a senior Justice Department official, according to The Associated Press. The suspect was shot by law enforcement after drawing a gun on officers, the AP report said.
The task force was composed of personnel from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service.
In a statement early Friday, the Marshals Service said the task force was acting on a murder warrant issued for Reinoehl by Portland police.
“Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers,” the statement said. “Task force members responded to the threat and struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Portland police had issued the warrant for Reinoehl earlier in the day, amid their investigation into the Aug. 29 fatal shooting of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, on a night in which supporters of President Trump clashed with backers of the Black Lives Matter movement in Oregon’s largest city.
……Reinoehl told journalist Donovan Farley in the interview that he had no regrets about firing his weapon last weekend.
“I was confident that I did not hit anyone innocent and I made my exit,” he said.
Prior to Thursday’s law enforcement action, the assertion that Reinoehl was a person of interest in the Danielson shooting came from Reinoehl’s sister and an anonymous law enforcement source, both of whom spoke this week with The Wall Street Journal.
……In an online post from June 16, Reinoehl described himself as being “100 % ANTIFA all the way!”
“Every Revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight,” he allegedly wrote, according to The Oregonian. “There are so many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s that where the fight starts. If that’s as far as you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight…..
……Earlier this week, a friend of Danielson’s claimed that Danielson was “executed” and “hunted down” for his conservative views.
Chandler Pappas told The Common Sense Converstive he was with Danielson as part the Patriot Prayer group in downtown Portland on Saturday when counterprotesters arrived in the area. The two groups quickly clashed in tense confrontations that escalated into violence.
“We have a First Amendment in the country,” Pappas told the news site. “And for whatever reason, there seems to be this opposition that thinks we can’t do that. They have been attacking us for years. Really for decades in the grand scheme of things but very heavily in Portland.”
Pappas claimed he and Danielson were targeted because they were wearing Patriot Prayer caps.
“It takes a second for you to process everything that happened. ‘Did he just shoot at me?'” Pappas said while standing in front of a Blue Lives Matter flag. “I’m OK. I turn over and Jay’s dead because he believed something different. Jay’s not a racist, a xenophobe or whatever. He’s not an ‘ist’ or ‘ism.'”
“They executed my parter,” he said. “They hunted him down.”
Michael Reinoehl murdered Aaron “Jay Bishop” Danielson on the streets of Portland, Oregon because he was a Trump supporter.
This is Jay Bishop.
He was a good American that loved his country and Backed the Blue.🇺🇸
He was murdered in Portland by ANTIFA.
Jay, we will never forget you.
Rest In Peace my friend.🙏✝️ pic.twitter.com/AbOoGVw90B
— Amy Kremer (@AmyKremer) August 30, 2020
We need this to happen more often.