Suspect in killing of right-wing protester fatally shot during arrest
“The fugitive task force located Reinoehl in Olympia and attempted to peacefully arrest him,” the U.S. Marshals Service said. “Initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm, threatening the lives of law enforcement officers. Task force members responded to the threat and struck the suspect who was pronounced dead at the scene.”
A man suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week was killed Thursday as investigators moved in to arrest him, the U.S. Marshals Service has confirmed. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in the area of Olympia, Washington.
A statement from the Marshals Service confirmed that Reinoehl was wanted as a prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, and was the subject of an arrest warrant issued by Portland police.
Federal agents from the FBI and the Marshals Service located Reinoehl on Thursday after the warrant was issued.
Twitter journalist Andy Ngo published raw video of the aftermath, police officer performing CPR (GRAPHIC)
During the encounter, Reinoehl was shot by a law enforcement officer working on the federal task force, but the officer who opened fire was not a federal agent, one official told CBS News’ Clare Hymes. It was not immediately clear which law enforcement agency the task force member who shot Reinoehl came from.