Barr Issues statement explaining how “dangerous fugitive” Reinoehl was shot and killed

Attorney General William Barr has issued a formal statement explaining the events that took place prior to Michael Forest Reinoehl being shot and killed by law enforcement.

In a statement posted on the DOJ’s website, Barr stated:

“Last Saturday, Aaron “Jay” Danielson was shot and killed amid the continuing violence in Portland. Local authorities subsequently obtained an arrest warrant for Michael Forest Reinoehl, a self-described Antifa member suspected of the alleged murder. Reinoehl fled to Washington State, where he was located yesterday by members of a fugitive task force led by the U.S. Marshals Service, the FBI, and state and local law enforcement partners. When Reinoehl attempted to escape arrest and produced a firearm, he was shot and killed by law enforcement officers.

The tracking down of Reinoehl — a dangerous fugitive, admitted Antifa member, and suspected murderer — is a significant accomplishment in the ongoing effort to restore law and order to Portland and other cities. I applaud the outstanding cooperation among federal, state, and local law enforcement, particularly the fugitive task force team that located Reinoehl and prevented him from escaping justice. The streets of our cities are safer with this violent agitator removed, and the actions that led to his location are an unmistakable demonstration that the United States will be governed by law, not violent mobs.”

Only hours before he was shot by law enforcement, Vice News released a video interview with him.

According to Andy Ngo “Donovan Farley, the pro-antifa Portland writer, has made his account private. His last tweet yesterday promoted his VICE News story on Michael Reinoehl. Reinoehl was killed later in the day by a U.S. Marshal task force in Washington state.”

“Antifa black bloc outside the Kelly Penumbra police building in SE Portland wrote this everywhere on the street: “[Portland Police Bureau] murdered Michael Reinoehl.” ”

A supporter of Reinoehl rapped a tribute to him.