U.S. Marshals task force on Thursday night shot and killed a man in Lacey thought to be connected with a fatal shooting last weekend in Portland.
Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said surveillance was happening at the Tanglewilde Terrace Townhomes, located in the 7600 block of Third Way Southeast in Lacey, where law enforcement was searching for a wanted homicide suspect.
According to The New York Times, that suspect was believed to be an Antifa supporter who was being investigated for the shooting and killing of Aaron Danielson, a supporter of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer.
According to Brady, the suspect walked outside of an apartment and got into a car. During that time, the suspect reportedly pulled a gun, according to The Associated Press.
Brady said multiple federal task force members then shot and killed the man.
U.S. Marshals later confirmed that members of the task force shot and killed Michael Reinoehl, 48, at about 7:30 p.m.
Reportedly, Reinoehl regularly participated in Portland protests and is believed to have killed Danielson. He also described himself online as “100% ANTIFA.”
According to the AP, police, July 5, cited Reinoehl on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police. KIRO 7 was told that the suspect, Reinoehl, had gone on Vice News recently and explained why he did what he did in Portland, saying that his actions were basically out of self-defense.