Watch: Police say Antifa member stalked and ambushed Aaron Danielson prior to murdering him


PORTLAND, OR –Wow.  Police have just released video clips showing  the murder of a Trump supporter may have been planned.

Following the fatal-police encounter with man suspected of killing Patriot Prayer member Aaron “Jay Bishop” Danielson, authorities released previously unseen surveillance imagery by way of the unsealed arrest warrant for Michael Forest Reinoehl.

Turns out that the murder of Danielson looked more like a planned execution – with the suspect lying in wait for the victim.

Many have seen the widely circulated videos of the Portland murder of Danielson, but the endeavors of Reinoehl prior to the August 29th murder have also been relatively unknown.

When police had identified the suspect in the case, they began investigating Reinoehl’s actions before his attendance of the protest on August 29th.

Authorities had obtained consent from the son of Reinoehl, identified as Devin, to search his phone records on a previous criminal investigation on Devin back in early August.

One of the contacts in Devin’s phone labeled as “Dad” had asked if he could purchase a firearm in exchange for marijuana and some cash on August 7th:

“Sell me the gun for a quarter pound of wee and $100 I’m getting tired of this shit I need a piece now.”

While Devin was arrested on August 12th during that investigation prior to the August 29th murder, it helped create more context to Reinoehl trying to illegally obtain a firearm.

But perhaps the most damning evidence against Reinoehl wasn’t just the widely seen footage online, but surveillance footage captured from the Moda Tower located at 601 SW 3rd Avenue.

The camera is positioned over a garage entry on SW 3rd Avenue, where Reinoehl was observed walking ahead of Danielson and his friend Chandler Pappas. Reinoehl then sees the two Patriot Prayer members walking up the street behind him and was observed reaching for something in his waistband.

Watch: Police say Antifa member stalked and ambushed Aaron Danielson prior to murdering him
Reinoehl prior to the victim walking by the area – Oregon Circuit Court

Thereafter, Reinoehl then moves toward the garage entry area on the sidewalk and conceals himself, witnessed again reaching toward something in his front-left waist area.

All the while, Reinoehl is watching both Danielson and Pappas walk by the area.

Watch: Police say Antifa member stalked and ambushed Aaron Danielson prior to murdering him
Danielson and Pappas walking by as Reinoehl waits while concealed – Oregon Circuit Court

It’s when both Danielson and Pappas walk past the area where Reinoehl was concealed that the suspect then emerges while continuing to have his hand settled on some type of pocket or pouch within his waistband.

A second unidentified person referred to as “Subject #2” which is presumed to be in cahoots with Reinoehl looks back at Reinoehl and then the two begin to pursue both Danielson and Pappas from behind.

Watch: Police say Antifa member stalked and ambushed Aaron Danielson prior to murdering him
Subject 2 looking back at Reinoehl – Oregon Circuit Court

This particular surveillance footage perspective did not capture the shooting, but the shooting transpired moments after the mentioned events.

Yet shortly after the shooting, Reinoehl can be seen backing into the camera’s view once again along with “Subject #2”.

While “Subject #2” begins running after the shooting, Reinoehl was witnessed running northbound while attempting to “manipulate the same area of his vest with his hands” that he was seen reaching for while waiting for Danielson and Pappas to walk by the area where he hid himself.

Watch: Police say Antifa member stalked and ambushed Aaron Danielson prior to murdering him
Subject 2 fleeing area with Reinoehl after shooting – Oregon Circuit Court

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As many know, the police-encounter Reinoehl did not end in the suspect’s favor. Here’s our previous report on that incident.

The man wanted for murdering a Trump supporter in Portland is dead.

This, after a task force including federal agents moved in to arrest him in Lacey following the issuance of a warrant for his arrest.

Michael Reinoehl, 48 years old, a self proclaimed member of Antifa, was determined to be the suspect in the shooting death of Aaron Danielson, also known as Jay Bishop, who was a Trump supporter and a proud American. He was also a member of the Constitutionalist group Patriot Prayer.

It’s been reported that as agents from both the FBI and US Marshals arrived at an apartment complex as part of an arrest task force in Lacey with an arrest warrant for Reinoehl.

Apparently, when they encountered him as he got out of a vehicle, Reinoehl started to run before pulling a gun out and pointed it at the agents. This resulted in an agent firing his weapon at Reinoehl, who died from gunshot wounds.

Lt. Ray Brady of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said:

“As they attempted to apprehend him, there was gunfire.”

Lt. Brady said that four law enforcement officials fired their weapons, including those from the Department of Corrections, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and Lakewood Police Department.

Reinoehl’s death came just hours after he gave an interview with Donovan Farley, which was posted by Vice News, where he admitted to shooting Danielson.

During the interview, Reinoehl alleged that he felt he was going to be stabbed. He stated:

“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.

“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.”

Law Enforcement Today previously reported on the shooting. The suspect, now identified as Reinoehl, can be heard on video taunting Danielson as a Trump supporter seconds before shooting him.

Additionally, it’s been said that Reinoehl was an Army veteran, but apparently there is no record of him having served.

It appears that someone has created a Twitter account in Reinoehl’s name following his death, as the following message was posted to his new account about four hours after he died:

“Holy fuck it is hot down here.”

Antifa and pro Antifa groups are treating Reinoehl as a martyr, saying he will “rest in power.”


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