A terrorist, Michael Reinoehl, suspected of fatally shooting a supporter of a right-wing group in during a protest in Portland, have been reportedly killed by police.
Reinoehl was killed on Thursday Sept. 3, as investigators moved in to arrest him, a senior Justice Department.
Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Lacey, Wash., the official said.
Reinoehl was the prime suspect in the killing of 39-year-old Aaron “Jay” Danielson, who was shot in the chest Saturday night, the official said.
Federal agents from the FBI and the U.S. Marshals Service had located Reinoehl on Thursday after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
“During the encounter, Reinoehl was shot by a law enforcement officer who was working on the federal task force,” the official said.
The official added that Reinoehl had pulled a gun during the encounter.
The U.S. Marshals Service said initial reports indicate the suspect produced a firearm.
The U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task forces, comprised of deputy marshals, other federal agents and local law enforcement officers from a variety of agencies, are responsible for apprehending violent felons and other wanted suspects.