Michael Reinoehl Wiki – Biography
Michael Reinoehl, an Oregon man who attended Black Lives Matter demonstrations and railed against President Donald Trump and the police in expletive-laden posts, was named by a major Oregon newspaper as the man under investigation in the shooting death of Aaron Danielson, the man who was shot and killed in Portland after a pro-Trump caravan broke down. The victim was affiliated with a conservative group called Patriot Prayer, which has engaged in counter-demonstrations, and he was helping the caravan with security.
On July 3, Reinoehl shared a text message that said, “Hey Mike, I’ve been getting word from a Patriot group on Facebook that the 4th of July, they are taking back the cities. They might probably are hostile warms. Watch your and your friends back and don’t get caught (sic) in a crossfire.”
The response, “Thank you my friend we are ready.”
Michael Reinoehl Age
Michael Reinoehl is 48 years old.
Who was Aaron Danielson? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Wife, Children, Found Dead, Investigation, Suspect, Instagram, Net Worth
Oregon Live gave the suspect’s name as Michael Forest Reinoehl. Eight weeks ago, Reinoehl wrote on Instagram, “Happy black lives matters day!!! #blacklivesmatter #breonnataylor #anewnation.” On July 4, he shared a video of a demonstration on Instagram, writing, “F*** Donald Trump #blacklivesmatter #breonnataylor #anewnation.” The video shows people chanting “F*** Donald Trump.” It also contains repeated use of the N-word, although it’s not clear who is saying it. Another photo on Instagram showed a demonstrator on a statute that had the words “No Gestapo” painted on it. “😂 he replaced the statue,” wrote Reinoehl.
The suspect filled his Facebook page with pictures of kids and artwork. He wrote that his son was “ready for some urban snowboarding.” Another picture was labeled, “Sunrise this morning downtown Portland.”
One photo was captioned, “I just couldn’t resist having a little Mary Jane tonight.” Along with a picture of him snowboarding, his son wrote, “my dad rocks.” Another caption read, “I got to take my son to go see Airborne Toxic Event that was awesome.”
Shooting & Investigation
In one Instagram photo, Reinoehl, 48, showed off a “battle scar” from a demonstration. Multiple photos show protests and riots. “Juneteenth Portland Oregon #f***thepolice #blaklivesmatter,” he wrote with one picture. “Hands up don’t shoot!” he wrote with another. “Elmo says to make sure you stock up on condoms cuz it’s time to f*** the system,” said another post.
A June 2020 story in the Baker City Herald reported that Reinohl, of Clackamas “and his teenage son were both arrested early Monday after an Oregon State Police trooper saw the pair apparently racing at over 100 mph in separate vehicles on Interstate 84 near North Powder.”
The article says Reinoehl is 48 and indicated he was “charged with driving under the influence of a controlled substance, recklessly endangering another person and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was also cited for driving while uninsured, driving while suspended, and for speeding.”
The story says an officer found “a loaded, concealed Glock pistol for which Reinoehl did not have a concealed handgun license.”
His teenage son faced charges of “driving under the influence of marijuana and unlawful possession of a firearm,” the newspaper reported.
The shooting death of Aaron “Jay” Danielson drew the president’s attention.
“Rest In Peace Jay!” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on August 30. He retweeted a post by a Trump supporter that read.
According to Oregon Live, Reinoehl was previously accused of “carrying a loaded gun at an earlier downtown Portland protest.” Specifically, the newspaper reported, on July 5, he was “cited at 2:10 a.m. in the 700 blocks of Southwest Main Street on allegations of possessing a loaded gun in a public place, resisting arrest and interfering with police.” The accusations were dropped.
The newspaper reported that he said in a video interview with Bloomberg QuickTake News that he was “a professional snowboarder and contractor who has former military experience but ‘hated’ his time in the Army.”
Joey Gibson, of the group Patriot Prayer with which the victim was affiliated, wrote on Facebook, “I am getting a lot of questions so I thought I would make this post. 1st- We love Jay and he had such a huge heart. God bless him and the life he lived. 2nd-I am going to wait to make any public statements until after the family can. 3rd- If you planned on going to the boat cruise, please go! I know that Jay would love to look down from heaven and see tons of American flags on the Columbia River today. I will not be attending but I hope all of you enjoy yourselves out there. Fly them high for Jay. God Bless all of you.”
Patriot Prayer has made the news before.
In January 2019, according to Oregon Live, police clarified that they found three rifles in a case on top of a downtown garage before a protest. The mayor had referred to it as a “cache of guns” and said they were tied to Patriot Prayer.
But police said they found four people on the parking garage with three rifles in cases, they had concealed weapons permits and didn’t break laws or endanger the public.
According to Oregon Live, the men said they planned to “act as a quick extraction team” if a member of their group was injured during the protest.
Portland Police Bureau Chief Chuck Lovell asked for anyone with information, including video or eyewitness accounts, to come forward.
Prior to the shooting, “there was a political rally involving a vehicle caravan that traveled through Portland for several hours,” he said in a news conference. “There were some skirmishes between rally goers and counter-demonstrators, and police made several arrests. The caravan covered miles of area, and officers responded to different locations as identified problems arose and provided a presence and even made arrests when warranted.”
The vehicle caravan had already cleared the area when the shooting occurred. Officers are still gathering information to determine what “led up to this death.”
People “are free to disagree but criminal activity, especially violence, is out of bounds,” Lovell said.
A 16-year-old African-American teenager was recently shot and killed in another incident, he noted, adding that this death had not generated news headlines. “Portland desperately needs calm,” Lovell said.
According to The New York Times, Jay Bishop was “affiliated with a right-wing group.” He was shot and killed on August 29 “as a large group of supporters of President Trump traveled in a caravan through downtown Portland.”
The group was part of a “pro-Trump rally,” the Times reported, which drew “hundreds of trucks full of supporters into the city.”
The Times reported that Trump supporters and counter-protesters “clashed on the streets, with people shooting paintball guns from the beds of pickup trucks and protesters throwing objects back at them.”
Oregon Live described Patriot Prayer as “a loosely organized right-wing group that has repeatedly been involved in brawls with left-wing antifascist groups.”
There’s a lot of confusion about the victim’s name. One video shows a person rushing up to Danielson, referring to him as “Jay.” A lot of confusion erupted on social media over the different names; however, he’s referred to as Aaron “Jay” Danielson in an approved GoFundMe and as Jay by a friend in a graphic video at the scene. Some on social media claimed he used a pseudonym to protect himself from Antifa, although that was not confirmed. Confusing matters, people are sharing the criminal history of a different Jay Bishop who isn’t the man who died. An apparently fake GoFundMe account in Jay Bishop’s name was taken down, confusing people more. Although it’s clear he did go by the name Jay at times, it’s not clear whether he ever used Bishop.
According to Oregon Live, after the caravan broke down, “altercations broke out.” The newspaper described Bishop as a “friend and supporter” of Patriot Prayer, which is based in Vancouver, and The New York Times described him as “affiliated with a right-wing group.” The newspaper described the organization as “a right-wing organization that for years staged regular protests in Portland.”
Portland has been the focal point of unrest since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Conflicts between President Donald Trump and local officials over federal law enforcement’s presence in the city have generated headlines. Danielson’s death caused a verbal clash between Trump and Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler over who is to blame.
According to Oregon Live, Danielson may have “used some type of mace or pepper spray” before being shot. It’s not clear what provoked the confrontation. A tattoo was visible on the gunman’s body in some photos. Police have not formally released Reinoehl’s name nor identified him as a suspect. The Oregon newspaper stopped short of that, saying he was under investigation. The newspaper said his sister identified Reinoehl as being the gunman from screenshots circulating around.
Well, that confirms it’s jay bishop…. and chandler pappas in the white pic.twitter.com/AjNKYdVLWZ
— Kodiak (@beklager691) August 30, 2020
Reinoehl’s identity was first pinpointed by online message boards.
Aaron Danielson Death
Danielson, who is also being called Jay Bishop by some, was identified as the man who was shot and killed after the caravan broke down in Portland, Oregon, according to a leader of Patriot Prayer and a major Oregon newspaper. He was affiliated with Patriot Prayer and wearing a hat with its name when shot. President Donald Trump retweeted a post that called Danielson “Jay Bishop.”
You can see photos and videos of the shooting death and its aftermath in this story, but be aware they are very graphic and disturbing.
Donald Trump Jr. tweeted this video compilation:
BREAKDOWN: Antifa Targets, Executes Trump Supporter
Last night in Portland left-wing protesters murdered a Trump supporter. This is a breakdown of all available footage of the killing with explainers.
The victim was Jay Bishop.
Please SHARE to bring JUSTICE to the murderer: pic.twitter.com/HoIGlpEYIR
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 31, 2020
Graphic photos emerged of Danielson’s body lying at the scene. Be forewarned that the pictures are very disturbing. A video, which is also disturbing, appears to show a person open fire at close range as Danielson walked down the street and another shows people tending to Danielson. You can watch them below, but they are very graphic.
According to the Portland Tribune, Danielson “arrived with an associate hours earlier at a suburban mall in order to offer make-shift security services for the caravan of Trump supporters.” The newspaper described that associate as Chandler Pappas. They were “both wearing matching Patriot Prayer hats, visibly armed with paintball guns, knives and bearing other tactical gear,” according to the newspaper.
The man believed to be Danielson said in an interview, according to that newspaper, “We’re all about independent journalism. Andy Ngo has been assaulted for being an independent journalist, he’s not even right-leaning. The Overton Window has been pushed so far to the left, that like normalcy seems…” he was then cut off. The newspaper described the Overton Window as “a concept used in political theory to describe the range of ideas acceptable in public discourse.”
According to Portland Tribune, Pappas showed up with a paintball gun at a “dueling counter-protest” at Gresham City Hall three days before and said, “I came here ready for war…I’ll drop you on your f—–g head.”
Graphic photos emerged of Bishop’s body lying at the scene. He was wearing a baseball cap with the words Patriot Prayer written on a flag. One photo shows heavily armed police officers coming to his aid.
We’ve blurred his face in the above and below photos.
“Jay is my beloved friend,” a woman wrote on Facebook. “I am beside myself. More importantly, please please be safe.”