Late Sunday, The Oregonian reported that the man under investigation in the fatal shooting of a pro-Trump protester in Portland, Michael Forest Reinoehl, supports Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

The victim has been reported as a man named Aaron Danielson, who also went by “Jay.”

 

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The suspect was arrested and released in June

The suspect was reportedly arrested on weapons charges and released earlier this year.

According to The Oregonian, “A 48-year-old man who was accused of carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest is under investigation in the fatal shooting Saturday night of a right-wing demonstrator after a pro-Trump rally.”

“Michael Forest Reinoehl calls himself an anti-fascist and has posted videos and photos of demonstrations he attended since late June, accompanied by the hashtags #blacklivesmatter, #anewnation and #breonnataylor,” the report noted.

“Reinoehl’s posts indicate he attended many protests in Portland that began three months ago after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis under the knee of a police officer,” The Oregonian continued.

“On July 5 at one of the demonstrations, Reinoehl was cited at 2:10 a.m. in the 700 block of Southwest Main Street on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police,” the report read.

The Oregonian added, “He was given a date to appear in court later that month, but the allegations were dropped on July 30 with a ‘no complaint,’ according to court records. The documents don’t indicate why prosecutors decided not to pursue the accusations. Reinoehl spent no time behind bars.”

 

Portland Police Bureau described a July 5 arrest pertaining to the incident in a press release.

The police statement read, “At 10:48 p.m. [July 4], demonstrators continued launching fireworks and projectiles at the Federal Courthouse. Because of this, several windows were broken and fireworks and projectiles entered the Federal Courthouse building.”

“To protect the life and safety of personnel both inside and outside of the Federal Court House, just after 11 p.m., a riot was declared. Officers began dispersing the crowd moving demonstrators from the closed area of Southwest Broadway to Southwest 1st Avenue, Southwest Columbia to Southwest Yamhill Street,” the release stated.

It continued, “As officers dispersed the crowd, demonstrators threw bricks, mortars, M-80s, and other flammables towards them. To defend themselves from serious injury, officers used crowd control munitions and tear gas at this time.”

“Lasers were directed at Officer’s eyes, which is unlawful,” the statement added. “Despite having moved from the closed area, demonstrators began to trickle back to Southwest 3rd Avenue, starting a large bonfire in the middle of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Main Street 1 a.m.”

 

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‘100% ANTIFA all the way’

“During the dispersal, numerous business windows were shattered by members of the crowd,” the release described. “Officers made several arrests, including one at Southwest Main Street and Broadway where a male fought with officers. Officers were able to get him in custody and recovered an illegally possessed loaded firearm and a knife.”

The Oregonian also reported that Reinoehl posted on Instagram that he was “100% ANTIFA all the way,” and included the hashtag “#blacklivesmatter.”

Many of the Portland rioters arrested over the past several months have been released shortly afterward.