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Suspect in Portland shooting of Patriot Prayer member killed as police try to arrest him

From the New York Times:

SEATTLE — 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 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.”

Just a reminder that this situation and the one that led up to it (which resulted in the death of Aaron “Jay” Danielson) could have been avoided If the DA did his job instead of dropping recent gun charges against him and playing politics (possibly due to it would upset BLM and Antifa?). But that would be common sense, something that gun control advocates like him don’t have.

All the info on Reinoehl’s previous criminal gun charges and about the DA that dropped them here:


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