Michael Forest Reinoehl, a 48-year-old self-described professional snowboarder who had said on social media that he was “100% ANTIFA all the way,” was shot dead in Lacey, north of Portland, where he was said to be hiding out.
He said he had regularly provided “security” at Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, and insisted that the shooting was an act of self-defense against a pro-Trump supporter armed with a knife. “I had no choice,” he said. “I mean, I, I had a choice. I could have sat there and watched them kill a friend of mine of color. But I wasn’t going to do that.”