It’s been revealed via unsealed court documents that the man who shot Aaron J. Danielson actually stalked him moments before he killed him:
Here’s more via DC Examiner:
New court documents allege that self-described anti-fascist Michael Forest Reinoehl hid in a parking garage after spotting a member of a pro-Trump group before shooting him to death in an ambush-style attack.
The recently unsealed court documents state that Reinhoel, 48, ducked into a parking garage as Aaron “Jay” Danielson and a friend walked by at which point Reinhoel followed them as they crossed the street before “reaching toward the pocket or pouch on his waistband,” according to the Seattle Times.
The actual shooting was not caught on surveillance video, but Reinoehl can be allegedly seen with his right arm “raised as he is facing toward Danielson,” and moments later, he can be seen running north.
Danielson died at the scene after being shot in the chest.
The surveillance camera footage and police officer testimony appear to be at odds with Reineohl’s claim made in a VICE News interview days later that he shot Danielson in self-defense while protecting a friend.
KGW News reports in the video that when US Marshals approached Reinhoel to arrest him, he pulled out a gun and threatened him. They note that nearly 30 shots were fired, but they aren’t sure how many, if any, belong to Reinhoel.
AG Barr released this statement after Reinhoel was killed by Marshals:
“Last Saturday, Aaron “Jay” Danielson was shot and killed amid the continuing violence in Portland. Local authorities subsequently obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Forest Reinoehl, a self-described Antifa member suspected of the alleged murder. Reinoehl fled to Washington State, where he was located yesterday by members of a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, and state and local law enforcement partners. When Reinoehl attempted to escape arrest and produced a firearm, he was shot and killed by law enforcement officers.
The tracking down of Reinoehl — a dangerous fugitive, admitted Antifa member, and suspected murderer — is a significant accomplishment in the ongoing effort to restore law and order to Portland and other cities. I applaud the outstanding cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement, particularly the fugitive task force team that located Reinoehl and prevented him from escaping justice. The streets of our cities are safer with this violent agitator removed, and the actions that led to his location are an unmistakable demonstration that the United States will be governed by law, not violent mobs.”
“The streets of our cities are safer with this violent agitator removed…” BOOM!