Aaron J. Danielson

Photo of Aaron J. Danielson provided by his family. 

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man who was shot and killed in downtown Portland on Saturday has been identified by police.

The Portland Police Bureau confirmed Monday that the victim was 39-year-old Aaron J. Danielson.

PPB said the Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office conducted an autopsy and determined Danielson’s manner of death to be homicide and the cause of death to be a gunshot wound of chest.

Danielson was shot in the area of Southwest 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street Saturday while protesters were downtown. It remains unclear if the shooting is connected to the protests.

On Sunday, before Danielson’s identity as the victim was confirmed, Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson called him a supporter of the right-wing group and a “good friend.”

Police have not released any suspect information. The shooting investigation is ongoing and PPB is asking anyone with information to contact Detective Rico Beniga 503-823-0457 Rico.Beniga@portlandoregon.gov or Sergeant Joe Santos 503-823-0406 Joseph.Santos@portlandoregon.gov.

A GoFundMe page has been created to raise funds for “incurred costs in this time of need for those that loved and supported Aaron in his life.”

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(8) comments

Kenny Rogers

Mayor Ted has put the salvaging of his already damaged reelection possibilities at the forefront, and as a result Ted has been unable to do his most basic of duties to protect citizens. Ted has knowingly allowed rioting and violence to take place long before Donald Trump even brought in his own law enforcement, but Ted still looks to point the finger at everyone else (except himself of course). Mayor Wheeler and his fellow failures of city leadership have contributed to the dismantling and destruction of all things Downtown, and blood is on their hands. These people have been unable to stop violence, and it has only gotten worse. Wake up and smell the Folgers Ted! You're failing.

FedUp

BAM! Right on!

NWAmerican

This article says that it doesn’t know if an Antifa Urban Terrorist shooting an unarmed man in the chest because of his hat was politically motivated and that the police don’t know that 100% Antifa Captain Michael Reinoehl - that been arrest a lot of times, and the latest with a loaded gun rioting last month — pulled the trigger and cut down a human in cold blood.

How do we know MORE than this ‘news group’ and the Portland Police?

Heck, even Mike Schmidt the Multnomah DA knows Mike Reinoehl because he dropped at least a handful of rioting charges and let him out of jail just recently, free to do this.

Charlatan

How do you "know" who pulled the trigger and their motivation for doing so?

Frederick Fukov

Well Charlotte, we've seen the video..in fact..I've seen TWO videos taken from different angles. Witnesses described the man who fired the fatal shots, that fit the man in the video seen running away. They also said this man had a "black power fist" tatted on his neck. Reinoehl has that exact tat. Reinoehl on his own social media accounts describe himself as "100% antifa." He's been arrested at least three times. He was convicted of DUI with his 11 year old daughter in the car at the time. During that stop, he had a loaded handgun, with no CHL. Then in June, he was arrested during a riot, and had several charges pending, including..once again..illegal possession of a loaded, concealed firearm. But for some reason, the Mult. Co. DA dropped the charged, in spite of the fact that Reinoehl also has a current warrant out of Baker County, OR..for reckless driving / speed racing. He was going 111 mph, with his 17 year old son in the car. Btw..the man seen running away from the puff of smoke and the victim falling dead to the ground, was wearing the same clothes as he was in another video, the night he was arrested in June. In other words, Einstein..Reinoehl is the guy who shot and kiIIed Jay Danielson. You got any other simpleton questions for us today?

Martycat12

WHEELER AND BROWN ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING GOING ON IN PORTLAND AND SHOULD BE CHARGED AS ACCOMPLISTS TO THE MURDER OF THE MAN THAT WAS BRUTALLY KILLED IN COLD BLOOD SATURDAY. WHEELER NEEDS TO STOP PASSING THE BUCK. HE'S AT FAULT NOT THE PRESIDENT. HE AND THE GOVERNOR. THESE POLICE OFFICERS NEED OUR PRAYER AND SUPPORT TO CLEAN THIS GARBAGE UP. REPLACE THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY TOO, ANOTHER ACCOMPLIST TO THE INSANITY IN PORTLAND!!!!

Merlin

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FedUp

My sentiments exactly!

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