Michael Reinoehl, who admitted killing Aaron J. Danielson, a Trump supporter in Portland over the weekend, was just killed by police as they attempted to arrest him in Washington State:
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
Here’s more from the NY Times:
A man being investigated for 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 three law enforcement officials familiar with the investigation.
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.
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.”
I guess Reinoehl wasn’t going down without a fight because there’s no other reason US Marshals would have shot him. Geez. And just to point out, I don’t think he would have fought them if he was really innocent as he suggested. He knew it was over.
In related news, a friend of Danielson was on Tucker’s show tonight and explained what happened and it was not self-defense: