Who is Michael Reinoehl? Wiki, Biography, Age, Suspect, Victim, Arrested, Investigation Report

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.

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.

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.

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.

Michael Reinoehl Age

Michael Reinoehl is 48 years old.

Jay Bishop Video

This 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. A tweet shared by President Donald Trump and a major Oregon newspaper referred to the deceased man as Jay Bishop, and some on social media claimed he used that as a pseudonym to protect himself from Antifa, although that was not confirmed. Confusing matters, people are sharing the criminal history of a different Jay Byron Bishop who isn’t the man who died. The Bishop who defended MAX train accused stabber Jeremy Christian is not Aaron Danielson.

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. The suspect’s name is not yet publicly known. Danielson’s death caused a verbal clash between Trump and Portland’s Mayor Ted Wheeler over who is to blame.

Suspect Michael Reinoehl

On July 3, Michael 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.”

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.”

He showcased photos showing him on a snowboard.

He liked Bernie Sanders’ page.

However, it’s on Instagram where he’s recently gone very political, filling his page with Black Lives Matter declarations and demonstrations and making angry statements against the police and Trump.

“Snowboarder for deviation ski and snowboards AKA best custom boards on the planet,” he wrote on his Instagram profile. He declared with one protest photo, “peacefully educating and celebrating. downtown PDX.”

The Death Led to a War of Words Between Trump & Wheeler Over Violence in Portland


“Rest In Peace Jay!” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on August 30. He retweeted a post by a Trump supporter that read,

This is Jay Bishop.

He was a good American that loved his country and Backed the Blue.
Flag of United States

He was murdered in Portland by ANTIFA.

Jay, we will never forget you.

Rest In Peace my friend.

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted this video compilation:

The president countered:

Ted Wheeler, the wacky Radical Left Do Nothing Democrat Mayor of Portland, who has watched great death and destruction of his City during his tenure, thinks this lawless situation should go on forever. Wrong! Portland will never recover with a fool for a Mayor….He tried mixing with the Agitators and Anarchists and they mocked him. He would like to blame me and the Federal Government for going in, but he hasn’t seen anything yet. We have only been there with a small group to defend our U.S. Courthouse, because he couldn’t do it…..The people of Portland, like all other cities & parts of our great Country, want Law & Order. The Radical Left Democrat Mayors, like the dummy running Portland, or the guy right now in his basement unwilling to lead or even speak out against crime, will never be able to do it! LAW & ORDER!!!

Danielson, Who Was Described


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.”

Jay Bishop Death

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.”

Read Also: Who is Aaron Danielson? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Video, Cause of Death, Go Fund Me, Investigation Report

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.”

Go Fund Me

Gibson shared a GoFundMe page in the name of Aaron Danielson that he said is the authentic one; he warned people that there are also fake GoFundMe pages being set up too. Almost $5,000 has been raised.

Aaron “Jay” Danielson “was a Portland citizen who went downtown to express his opinions during the unrest and was shot and killed on the evening of Saturday, August 29th. There are multiple fraudulent go fund me accounts that are set up. This is the OFFICIAL page where the family will be supported. Please do not donate to other pages claiming it is for the family. Thank you for your support,” the official GoFundMe page reads.

Support erupted for Bishop/Danielson among conservatives posting on Gibson’s page. “I think his family should sue the city council and the mayor and the gov for letting this happen and not protecting the citizens…they want to blame Trump but he has been offering help and the mayor and gov have denied it,” wrote one woman.

“This is so devastating. To be murdered for your beliefs. Wheeler and Brown are Trump blaming instead of taking responsibility. It is absurd and I sadly believe this is the beginning of a civil war that has been brewing for some time. RIP Patriot,” wrote another person on the page.


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