The man who is suspected of having shot and killed a member of Patriot Prayer group, ‘Jay,’ in Portland, Oregon last week has given an interview to Vice News. The interview will be shown on Vice TV Thursday at 11PM.
According to Vice News, “ever since a member of the right-wing Patriot Prayer group was shot and killed during a violent rally in downtown Portland August 29, the police investigation has reportedly focused on 48-year-old Michael Forest Reinoehl, an Army veteran and father of two who has provided what he called “security” at Black Lives Matter protests.”
DailyMailUK reported that Reinoehl was actually under investigation. They reported, “An Antifa member under investigation connected to the death of a man shot at a Portland protest claimed he served in the Army – but the Pentagon says otherwise, DailyMail.com can disclose.
Michael Reinoehl is being reportedly being investigated by Portland police over the killing of Aaron ‘Jay’ Danielson, a member of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer who was shot to death at a protest on Saturday.”
However there doesn’t seem to be much concern by the far left radical, local government in Portland. Keep in mind Governor Brown initially seemed to lay the blame at the foot of the slain man when she
‘“The right-wing group Patriot Prayer and self-proclaimed militia members drove into downtown Portland last night, armed and looking for a fight,” Brown said. “Every Oregonian has the right to freely express their views without fear of deadly violence. I will not allow Patriot Prayer and armed white supremacists to bring more bloodshed to our streets.”’
4Chan, an online message board had identified Reinhold very quickly after the shooting, and he now seems to be making a confession that he did do it, but claiming that it was in “Self Defense”.
Reinoehl has not been arrested or charged as far as we can tell, and Portland police declined to tell Vice if he is the target of its investigation into the killing of Aaron “Jay” Danielson. The victim was taking part in a pro-Trump, pro-Jesus rally with an estimated 600 trucks winding through the city that night. But in a conversation with freelance journalist Donovan Farley provided to VICE News and airing in full Thursday night, Reinoehl said he believed he and a friend were about to be stabbed, and that he acted in self defense.
“You know, lots of lawyers suggest that I shouldn’t even be saying anything, but I feel it’s important that the world at least gets a little bit of what’s really going on,” Reinoehl said.” “I had no choice. I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”
Watch Thursday Sept. 3 at 11 p.m. on VICE News Tonight on VICE TV.