The left-wing agitator who shot a Trump supporter in Portland last weekend, was shot and killed during a shootout with U.S. Marshals in Washington, Thursday evening, according to the Olympian.
Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, had reportedly crossed state lines into Washington and the federal fugitive task force was able to track him to Lacey, Washington, a town outside of Olympia.
MORE: Reinoehl had fled the state of Oregon and crossed state lines to Washington.
A federal fugitive task force located him outside of Olympia, where he was killed as they moved in to arrest him.
Portland police issued a warrant for his arrest earlier today.
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The Pierce County sheriff’s fugitive apprehension team, working in tandem with the U.S. Marshals team, was apparently in the area searching for Reinoehl when they saw him come out of an apartment armed with a weapon. Witnesses at the scene said he was armed with an “assault rifle.”
“The suspect came out to the car,” said Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer. “They attempted to put him into custody and shots were fired.”
Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady confirmed that four officers fired their weapons on the suspect.
The man was inside a vehicle at the apartment complex when the shootout began.
The suspect ran from the car. Officers said he pulled out a gun and the officers fired, according to Brady.
Reinoehl was pronounced dead at the scene.
GRAPHIC: Lacey, Wash. resident records the immediate aftermath of the shooting of Portland antifa militant Michael Reinoehl. Video: Jashon Spencer pic.twitter.com/ZwEvERzEHa
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The four officers were from the Department of Corrections, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Lakewood Police Department, the Olympian reported.
The antifa gunman had been arrested twice in recent months on multiple charges, including gun charges.
Reinoehl posted on Instagram, in June: “Every revolution needs people that are willing and ready to fight. There are many of us protesters that are just protesting without a clue of where that will lead. That’s just the beginning that’s where the fight starts. If that’s as far and you can take it thank you for your participation but please stand aside and support the ones that are willing to fight. I am 100% ANTIFA all the way! I am willing to fight for my brothers and sisters! Even if some of them are too ignorant to realize what antifa truly stands for.”
Earlier Thursday, VICE magazine published a sympathetic interview with Reinoehl alleging that he had acted in self-defense when he shot Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson in downtown Portland.
According to the Post Millennial’s Andy Ngo, the “fluff piece” was written by an antifa supporter.
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Here is Vice’s nauseating propaganda piece on the cold-blooded murderer:
Chandler Pappas, a friend of Danielson, joined Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday night to talk about what really happened.
Pappas said that he and his friend had done nothing to provoke the violence.
“They came up behind us, they shot my friend and killed him,” he stoically explained. Pappas said he heard some people were yelling and when they turned around, Reinoehl opened fire on his friend.
They were shouting, “we’ve got a couple right here, we’ve got a couple right here! Pull it out, pull it out!” he said.
“I didn’t even have time to register that someone was pointing a gun at us before the shots went off,” Pappas added. He said his friend had deployed bear mace, but Reinoehl shot through it.
Pappas said that anything that is pro-America or pro-patriot makes one a target of the antifa militants.
Carlson pointed out that his deceased friend has been falsely denounced as a “white supremacist” by the left, and asked him what he was really like.
“Anyone who knew Jay, knew him by his smile,” Pappas said. “He was the happiest, most compassionate, first to buy you a drink kind of guy that you would ever meet. He got along with everybody.”