Protester Suspected in Portland Shooting Killed by Officers During Arrest, Reports Suggest

© REUTERS / TERRAY SYLVESTERPolice officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against police violence and racial injustice in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 24, 2020.
Police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest against police violence and racial injustice in Portland, Oregon, U.S., August 24, 2020.   - Sputnik International
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The situation in Portland escalated after the shooting, which happened as two mass rallies occurred in the city simultaneously, with numerous clashes between BLM protesters and Trump supporters.

Michael Forest Reinoehl, who previously admitted to killing Patriot Prayer supporter Aaron J. Danielson during protests in Portland, has been killed by law enforcement officers, The New York Times reported. According to the newspaper, a judge in Multnomah County authorised a warrant for Reinoehl's arrest Thursday on a charge of murder, but when officers arrived to arrest him, a shootout occurred.

The incident was reported as President Donald Trump urged police to arrest the suspect on his Twitter account.

​Reinoehl, who had not been arrested or publicly identified as a suspect in the case, gave an interview to journalist Donovan Farley earlier this week, acknowledging that he shot Danielson. He said that his friend had a standoff with a man holding a knife and that he considered the shooting to be an act of self-defence.

© SERGIO OLMOSSENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Medics and police personnel surround the victim of a shooting in Portland, Oregon, U.S. August 29, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Sergio Olmos/Social Media via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT SERGIO OLMOS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.
Protester Suspected in Portland Shooting Killed by Officers During Arrest, Reports Suggest - Sputnik International
SENSITIVE MATERIAL. THIS IMAGE MAY OFFEND OR DISTURB Medics and police personnel surround the victim of a shooting in Portland, Oregon, U.S. August 29, 2020, in this still image obtained from a social media video. Courtesy of Sergio Olmos/Social Media via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT SERGIO OLMOS. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.

Reinoehl, who attended the protests and said on his Instagram he was "100% Antifa", has had several run-ins with the police. In June, he was charged with driving under the influence, unlawful possession of a firearm, and later he was accused of resisting arrest.

Violent protests, attacks on police, and federal government facilities have been going on in Portland for more than three months, since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

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