The Portland murder suspect who was killed in a police-involved shooting in September allegedly had his hand on a gun in his pocket when law enforcement agents fired 37 bullets and fatally struck him, officials have announced.

Michael Forest Reinoehl exited an apartment near Lacey, Wash., shortly before 7 p.m. on Sept. 3 carrying two bags and walked to a car parked nearby, according to a police update in the investigation, released Wednesday by Thurston County Sheriff's Lt. Ray Brady. That same day, it was revealed that Reinoehl would be charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Aaron "Jay" Danielson following an Aug. 29 pro-Trump car caravan in Portland, Ore.


At the time of the Sept. 3 shooting, a federal task force led by the FBI and U.S. Marshals were conducting surveillance on Reinoehl, a 48-year-old self-proclaimed anti-fascist activist, after a warrant had been issued in connection with the case, officials and reports previously stated.

Sources previously told Fox News that four members had learned that Reinoehl was inside an apartment located within the complex and were waiting for a SWAT team to arrive to arrest Reinoehl when he came out of the apartment.

Wednesday's update describes how Reinoehl started his car as police pulled up and at least one officer "gave verbal commands."

"Two officers reported that Mr. Reinoehl began reaching toward the center console of the vehicle," the release states. When an officer saw Reinoehl pull out what he thought was a handgun and position it toward the police, they began firing, officials said.

Reinoehl then fled from the car and moved behind it, as officers continued firing shots.

Police allegedly saw Reinoehl reaching around his waistband and "attempting to manipulate his firearm," when he began moving toward two officers.