The Antifa security guard reportedly being probed in connection with the deadly shooting of a President Trump supporter in Portland was photographed at a rally the night before — alongside his baseball bat-wielding teenage daughter.
Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was pictured late Friday at a Black Lives Matter protest outside the condominium building that is home to the Oregon city’s mayor, Ted Wheeler, The Oregonian said.
He caught the attention of a photographer because he was there with his 16-year-old daughter, who stood beside him carrying a dark baseball bat, the paper noted.
The former military man — who says he is “100% ANTIFA” — was wearing a distinctive white vest that appears to match one caught on videos of the fatal shooting of a counter-protester, the paper said.
Law enforcement sources have told The Oregonian that Reinoehl is being investigated for the killing, and his estranged sister also confirmed that she contacted police to say he was the man seen in now-viral videos.
Police insisted early Tuesday that the reports are “unverified and unconfirmed,” and Reinoehl has not been officially named as a suspect. No arrests have been announced in the ongoing investigation.
Reinoehl has previously bragged about taking his daughter to protests — even after she witnessed him getting shot in the arm.
“And you brought her again? Are you crazy?” a videographer for Bloomberg news asked him after he pointed at the youngster waiting in his car as he gave an interview from a protest site in late July.
Reinoehl — who was seen with a distinctive black-power fist tattoo on his neck in the interview — was instead proud about bringing his child with him.
“I have my daughter here with me because I’m trying to give her an education,” he told the videographer.
“The fact is, she’s going to be contributing to running this new country that we’re fighting for. And she’s gonna learn everything on the street, not by what people have said,” he claimed.
His daughter was not identified. When she was 11, she had been with him in 2005 when he was stopped driving a 2005 Cadillac STS with marijuana, “unidentified prescription pills” and a loaded Glock for which Reinoehl didn’t have a concealed handgun license, The Oregonian noted.
He also has a 17-year-old son — who was racing him at up to 111 mph when Reinoehl was busted in June, the paper said, citing court documents.
A publicly listed phone number for Reinoehl was out of service, and messages via social media went unanswered.
Aaron Danielson, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene Saturday after being shot after being part of a caravan of cars supporting President Trump.
The man with him at the time claimed he was “hunted” down and “executed” because of his hat supporting the right-wing group Patriot Prayer.