Michael Forest Reinoehl, the 48-year-old man, and father of two is currently under police investigation.
According to reports, he is linked with shooting a Pro-Trump activist in Portland on Saturday night. The event relates to the death of Aaron Jay Danielson, a Patriot Prayer Trump supporter.
Meanwhile, the right-wing activist’s own family turned him in to authorities, after they spotted him on videos. Most of the incident’s clippings went viral, with police officials searching for the killer.
Reports explained how anonymous authorities identified the 48-year-old man. Meanwhile, his own estranged sister claims she received a phone call that threatened her whole family. The chilling call made claims that her entire family would be in grave danger, unless and until they turned him to the police.
And that’s when she began searching online, finding photographs relating to her brother, surfacing on the web.
She went on to explain how she reached out to the authorities, as soon as she saw the news. Moreover, she even confirmed that it was in fact her brother Michael that was present in the screenshots. She also mentioned how scared and shocked she was regarding the whole scenario.
‘It scares the living daylights out of us,’ she explained. We always assumed that he’s a lot of bark and not much bite at all. At the same time, he’s quite impulsive and irrational too.’
‘My heart and condolences go out to the victim. Violence begets violence and hatred begets hatred too’, she exclaimed.
Furthermore, Michael’s sister also confirmed that whether her brother was involved or not, she’d feel the same way. And that’s when she mentioned that violence wasn’t the solution for anything.
At the same time, she also described her relations with her brother. She claimed that he is a troubled individual who wasn’t in touch with the family for almost 3 years. Meanwhile, she made shocking claims of how he once stole their mother’s medications. That’s how badly he was in debt.
According to several social media pages, the 48-year-old father attended a number of Portland riots, ever since the end of May.
He was also reported to have received army training but hated it.However, there are records to prove these facts. With that said, his criminal past records are plenty, loaded with countless charges for violations.
In July, his arrest related to bringing weapons to a peaceful protest but surprisingly, his charges were dropped.