Four federal officers fired over 30 rounds during the deadly arrest of Portland killer Michael Reinoehl — who had his hand close to a loaded handgun in his pocket, a sheriff’s official said.
The Antifa security guard was shot dead Sept. 3 outside a Lacey, Washington apartment where he had been hiding out after killing right-wing counter-protester Aaron “Jay” Danielson five days earlier.
The officers who fired said they gave Reinoehl “commands to stop and show his hands” before they shot him, Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Ray Brady told The Oregonian of the ongoing investigation into the shooting.
Nearly two-dozen witnesses contradicted that in a story published by the New York Times.
One officer claimed he saw Reinoehl raise a gun toward him, while another said he saw the fugitive reaching into his pocket, Brady said.
Reinoehl was found with a loaded .380-caliber handgun in his front pocket — and his hand near the gun, the officer said.