Michael Forest Reinoehl is a Black Lives Matter activist who is being investigated in connection with the shooting of Aaron "Jay" Danielson, a Trump supporter who attended a Portland protest on Saturday (29/09/2020).
Date of birth
He is 48 years old as of 2020, however his date of birth is not yet known.
There is not much information about his family except that he has a sister and he is estranged from most of his family — including his parents — after stealing from them, the sister said.
Not yet known.
Details about his love life are not yet known.
He is a father of two children.
He is a former professional snowboarder who calls himself a member of Antifa on social media.He is also a former army soldier who would attend the Black Lives Matter demonstrations in Portland, Oregon.
The gunshot incident
During the incident in downtown Portland, Aaron Danielson, an activist with the right-wing terror group Patriot Prayer, died from a gunshot wound to the chest during a caravan sponsored by Donald Trump supporters.
The man who describes himself as ‘100% ANTIFA’ is believed to be the one captured in a video pulling the trigger. The victim was identified by Joey Gibson, the founder of Patriot Prayer, and since then even President Trump has used his name, Jay, in a tweet. Police Chief Chuck Lovell has said that the investigation is ongoing and so little information is being released at this time.
"A Homicide Investigation is underway in downtown Portland after a shooting Saturday evening," an early Portland police spokesman said in an emailed statement. Sounds of gunfire were heard in the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street, according to the statement.
“[Police] responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. Medical responded and determined that the victim was deceased," the statement continued.
A New York Times report cited two unidentified witnesses saying a small group of people got into an argument with other people in a vehicle and someone opened fire. The man who was shot and killed was wearing a hat with the insignia of Patriot Prayer, a far-right group based in Portland that has clashed with protesters in the past, according to the newspaper.
According to local reports, Reinoehl had been seen via social media attending Black Lives Matters demonstration and he had previously been accused of taking a loaded gun to an earlier Portland protest, although they had been dropped. He had been arrested before, accused of car racing against his 17-year-old son.
“We reached out to police and confirmed that we recognized Michael in the screenshots,” Reinoehl’s sister was reported to have said after seeing the footage of her apparently estranged brother who is a professional snowboarder.