Man arrested for 2019 murder of Portland anti-fascist Sean Kealiher

Man arrested for 2019 murder of Portland anti-fascist Sean Kealiher.
Man arrested for 2019 murder of Portland anti-fascist Sean Kealiher.(Kealiher family)
Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 5:49 PM PDT
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) - Police arrested a 47-year-old man in the 2019 murder of Portland anti-fascist Sean Kealiher, they announced Thursday.

During an Oct. 12, 2019 altercation, 23-year-old Kealiher was struck by an SUV at Northeast Ninth Avenue and Northeast Davis Street. People who were with him brought Kealiher to a hospital in a private vehicle, where he later died.

Kealiher’s death was ruled a homicide by the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office.

Portland police said they identified Christopher E. Knipe as a suspect through their investigation, and he is being held at the Multnomah County Detention Center on a charge of second-degree murder.

Police said they do not believe the murder was politicly motivated.