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Police thank public for assistance in finding witness to Danielson shooting

The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, was killed when a federal fugitive task force moved in to apprehend him in Lacey, Washington, on Thursday.
Credit: Multnomah County District Attorney's Office

PORTLAND, Ore — The Portland Police Bureau was asking for help identifying a man who witnessed the fatal shooting in downtown Portland on Aug. 29.

It announced on Saturday, September 5 that he had been found and thanked the public for their assistance.

The suspect, Michael Forest Reinoehl, was killed when a federal fugitive task force moved in to apprehend him in Lacey, Washington, on Thursday.

Portland police issued an arrest warrant earlier Thursday for Reinoehl. The warrant said there was probable cause to arrest him for second-degree murder and unlawful use of a firearm. U.S. Marshals were asked to locate and apprehend Reinoehl.

Reinoehl was suspected of shooting and killing 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who had been part of a pro-Trump caravan and rally that night.

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