Port­land killing sus­pect and vic­tim had guns: doc­u­ments

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD -

PORT­LAND, Ore. — Both the sus­pect in the slay­ing of the right-wing pro­tester in Port­land, Ore­gon last week­end and the vic­tim had hand­guns when their con­fronta­tion started af­ter du­el­ing street demon­stra­tions, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments made pub­lic Fri­day.

The doc­u­ments said vic­tim Aaron “Jay” Daniel­son, a sup­porter of a right-wing group called Pa­triot Prayer, was wear­ing a loaded Glock pis­tol in a hol­ster and had bear spray and an ex­pand­able metal ba­ton when some­one said some­thing like “wanna go,” which is fre­quently a chal­lenge to a fight.

Au­thor­i­ties have said they be­lieve an­tifa sup­porter Michael For­est Rei­noehl, who was fa­tally shot by fed­eral agents late Thurs­day in Wash­ing­ton state, then opened fire and killed Daniel­son af­ter he took part in a car­a­van of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump sup­port­ers who drove through down­town Port­land.

Law en­force­ment of­fi­cials re­leased the in­for­ma­tion they had com­piled jus­ti­fy­ing an ar­rest war­rant for Rei­noehl on a sec­ond­de­gree mur­der charge in the Aug. 29 killing.

By­standers Thurs­day night ducked for cover be­hind au­to­mo­biles from dozens of gun­shots as four agents serv­ing on a U.S. Mar­shals Ser­vice task force opened fire at Rei­noehl.

Au­thor­i­ties said Rei­noehl, 48, was armed with a semi-au­to­matic hand­gun. A wit­ness who was driv­ing to the small apart­ment com­plex that Rei­noehl was leav­ing said she saw him open fire from a car and that the of­fi­cers re­turned fire.

Rei­noehl then got out of the car and started run­ning away but col­lapsed amid more gun­fire, the wit­ness, Deshirlynn Chat­man, told The Olympian news­pa­per.

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