According to the New York Post, the “security guard wanted in the killing of a right-wing protester [Aaron “Jay” Danielson] in Portland fired “40 or 50” rounds from an assault rifle at a US Marshals task force before he was shot to death Thursday in Washington state, witnesses said.”
Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was fatally shot by officers around 7 p.m. in Tanglewilde after a warrant from the Portland Police Bureau was issued for his arrest earlier in the day.
“The suspect came out to the car,” Pierce County sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer told The Olympian newspaper. “They attempted to put him into custody and shots were fired.”
According to the Post, “witnesses Chad Smith and Chase Cutler, who were about 50 feet away from the melee, said they saw the suspect get out of his car and fire what they believed was an assault rifle at the officers. They heard 40 or 50 shots, with officers returning fire, striking the man.”
“Reinoehl died at the scene. He was wanted by authorities for the shooting death of Aaron “Jay” Danielson, 39, at a protest in Portland last weekend.
“Reinoehl’s death came hours after he appeared to admit to shooting and killing Danielson in an interview with Vice News that aired Thursday.”