Antifa Man Killed, Fellow Antifa Urge People To Not Give Suspect Info To Cops

Sean Kealiher died of blunt-force trauma on Saturday.

Portland, OR –Portland antifa have refused to cooperate with police who are working to solve the murder of one of their comrades.

Antifa is short for antifascist, a decentralized group of authoritarian leftists with a history of violence against people with centrist or right-wing political views.

Portland police received a report of a motor vehicle crash and gunfire in the area of Davis Street and Northeast 9th Avenue shortly after midnight on Saturday, KATU reported.

They arrived to find that someone crashed an SUV into the side of the Oregon Democratic Party building, which is also located near Cider Riot, an antifa hangout spot.

Investigators found evidence indicating that someone had fired a gun into the vehicle.

The SUV had been abandoned prior to the officers’ arrival.

A short while later, police discovered that 23-year-old antifa Sean Kealiher had been dropped off at a local hospital, KATU reported.

Kealiher later died of blunt-force trauma, and his death was ruled as a homicide.

He had allegedly been hit by the SUV prior to the crash, OPB reported.

Police initially detained the friends who brought Kealiher to the hospital, but they have since been released, The Oregonian reported.

The Rose City Antifa took to Twitter in the wake of the incident, and declared that their “sources” told them that Kealiher’s death “was not related to fascist activity.”

“We also want to remind our community that police and state are unreliable in times of crisis, both in their responses and information they share,” the antifa group added in a subsequent tweet.

Portland Police Sergeant Kevin Allen said that the investigation into Kealiher’s murder is ongoing.

"Detectives will examine evidence we have now, talking to witnesses, seeking witnesses, and trying to get more information from them, not only about what happened at the scene of the crime, but what led up to it," Sgt. Allen told KATU.

“Homicide is one of the most important types of crimes we investigate,” he continued. “We approach every homicide investigation the same way. We gather information as best we can, determine who is responsible, arrest, and file charges where appropriate."

Investigators urged those with information about what occurred to come forward, but the Pacific Northwest Antifascist Workers Collective (PNWAWC) ordered people to do the exact opposite.

“Dont let the press platform off this and dont help the pigs build cases,” the group tweeted. “Consider not telling stories on public fb pages/organizing pages [keep it in the community].”

“Sean/Armenios family has asked that we not talk to the press,” the PNWAWC added. "No media response at all. none. no talking to them period. please respect this."

On Sunday, Portland reporter Andy Ngo posted prior footage of Kealiher arguing with and threatening a journalist.

“It’s your f--king fault someone’s facing a felony f--king charge!” the antifa yelled in the video. “You know what’s gonna happen the next time you do that? I will break your f--king camera, and I have no qualms doing that.”

Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone’s campaign director, protester Gregory McKelvey, said that Kealiher has been an active anarchist since he was 13 years old, OPB reported.

“Every single protest, he’s going to be there,” McKelvey told the news outlet. “He didn’t care what your ideology was — if you were standing against the police or the state or authority in general, he was going to be there.”

McKelvey said Kealiher was known fondly by his nickname, “13,” because that was the age he was when he attended his first Occupy Portland protest in 2011.

“He was known as the little kid that was camping at Occupy,” McKelvey told OPB.

Mayoral candidate and Don’t Shoot Portland founder Teressa Raiford said that Kealiher was a “beautiful soul,” and that his death was “a terrible blow to Portland’s antifascist community,” OPB reported.

“A kid, his age, living life that way…that’s incredible,” Raiford gushed.

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler tweeted that Kealiher’s murder was “alarming and heartbreaking.”

“Our deepest sympathies go out to family and friends of the victim,” Wheeler added.

A fundraising campaign established to pay for the antifa member’s funeral costs has raised over $8,400 so far.

According to court records, Kealiher was convicted of interfering with a police officer in 2015, and was sentenced to 15 days in jail, OPB reported.

Comments (112)
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flybynight
flybynight

Ambush?

DocRyder
DocRyder

AntiFA is short for Anti First Amendment. Don't let them lie to you.

Danimyl
Danimyl

Where is the down side to this story?

usac95
usac95

Karma got this one

M4Defense
M4Defense

Until authorities identify these gang members as "domestic terrorists" they will continue to destroy property and injure innocent people.

ScaleriBrosLawyer
ScaleriBrosLawyer

For a group renowned for standing in the road blocking traffic while wearing all black, is it a surprise to anyone that this happened?

walkintall
walkintall

As I've said before, Portland is a sewer--On a related note, isn't the intentional killing of an Antifa member a matter for animal control?

Guiltless
Guiltless

Meh just another scumbag heading to hell.Hopefully more ANTIFA cowards aren't far behind.

Dr Shoe
Dr Shoe

Wow, that's so sad, I really hate to see an SUV treated so badly.

TiredOfTheHypocrisy
TiredOfTheHypocrisy

“Case closed; Exceptionally cleared... Victim’s family uncooperative.”

Obviously ingrained and brainwashed ignorance runs through the family and the criminals/terrorists of the antifa org.

Heezels
Heezels

I’d like to say that I feel sorry for this Marxist, but with recent attacks on law enforcement officers, I’d have to say these people really need to change their attitude and behavior. They’re contributing to growing aggression and division between the citizenry. Enough is enough. I’m sending thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. And I pray his friends seek mental help soon and stay away from crime.

hoss377
hoss377

Somebody needs to keep up the good work.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Thank god hes dead. My only regret is that I live too far away to turn his grave site in a gay homeless drinking and sleeping area. Publicly displayed signs in multiple languages stating that there is free blankets, gay porn ,hypodermic needles, and Mad Dog 20/20 at the pussys grave site.

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

Great article, I love these feel good stories.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

If Antifa wants to be taken seriously, they should start arming up. The white supremacists are afraid when is group is armed, and protesting has never stopped them before.

flybynight
flybynight

Better start background checks for bicycle locks and sock purchases.

2 wheel lady
2 wheel lady

Collateral damage.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

They are acting like blacks! Things will only get worse, as it always does. Just ask that town that voted the police department out, then found out the hard way why they were there.

mike wauters
mike wauters

Politicians praising a piece of shit that promoted violence against those that didnt think like him. Sounds a bit Hitlerish to me. Glad hes dead, keep up the good work, whoever you are.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

STOP INVESTIGATING HIS DEATH - START INVESTIGATING WHAT THE FUCK THEY WERE UP TO WHEN THE LITTLE BASTARD WAS SO THANKFULLY PUT DOWN.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

let them "police" their own. yes, pun intended.

Vodkabreakfast
Vodkabreakfast

Sleep well bitch.

WRB
WRB

Pack heat and stay out of there.

RetCanMilSpouse
RetCanMilSpouse

One less terrorist. I don't see the problem here. I just can't wait until the Federal government gets around to making them a terrorist organization so they can be prosecuted with stronger charges. Their behaviour is Anti-American.

Cduncanf
Cduncanf

I love a happy ending. Plus, he’s not going to contaminate the gene pool. Win win for everyone.

The express
The express

One less punk.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Well, at least this should free up the police to investigate important homicides.

Pack
Pack

No loss

WildNC43
WildNC43

One down, more to go. Hope that little cocksucker was in agonizing pain in his final moments.

Stanracer
Stanracer

No loss. Just another little dirtbag terrorist.

NickyJ
NickyJ

To bad the car wasn’t filled with all of them

cops-kid
cops-kid

Is the car repairable ?

OSCSret
OSCSret

Portland AntiFa has their own "night of the long knives."

Patriot63
Patriot63

All hate organizations/groups ANTIFA, BLM, Black Panthers, KKK, Radical Islamists, White Supremacist, all Gangs etc. Need to be shut down by any means possible. Citizens need to stop protecting and shielding these individuals from the Law. If Citizens really want to help save lives and make America a safer environment to raise a family in there is nothing wrong with helping anonymously to call 911 to help rid your neighborhoods of criminal activities. This goal can only be achieved with total cooperation so Please Help clear the path for a better safer life for our children and future generations to come.

BlueOceanOne
BlueOceanOne

Genepool 1 Antifa 0 Love the politician praise of this terrorist and what a great human being he was. Parents..sorry for your lose, but YOU let him run with this scum..

5150
5150

1 down, many, many more to go.

Brian N
Brian N

You reap what you sow. Live your life as a terrorist, threaten reporters because they report your illegal activities and you end up paying the price. No sympathy here. The world is a better place

DeiselDemon92
DeiselDemon92

Hey you anqueefa snowflakes this is not a video game, mommy is not gonna give you milk and cookies and then you get another try!!!

CUERVOGOLD
CUERVOGOLD

I am waiting till the police have enough intestinal fortitude to nip this at the bud. Until then the group will do whatever they want cause no-one will stop their behavior.

Me55
Me55

He probably ran himself over. That's the intelligence level of these basement dwellers.

uncabubba
uncabubba

They need to check his hands for gunshot residue. He probably tried to shoot the SUV driver and got run down for it. Who was feeding, housing and paying for this scumwads travel?

JG001
JG001

Oh well .... one less Antifa dirtbag!

61mouse
61mouse

Oregon Democratic Party building, which is also located near Cider Riot, an antifa hangout spot. Why am I NOT surprised ??

Christpa11880
Christpa11880

The libtards have ANTIFA. Hitler had the Brown Shirts.

dgcasey
dgcasey

I'm getting so tired of these "oh, he was such an angel" types. From what I read, he was anything, but an angel. I'm guessing the person in the SUV was just driving by and the fascist antifa morons started making trouble for them and the driver got spooked. I'm thinking it's quite possible the shot was fired and this moron was hit by the car when the driver was trying to escape. Of course, anything we hear from the thugs will have zero credibility.

Back'nTheBlue
Back'nTheBlue

Portland PD should put this case on the back burner, like on a slow, slow simmer... the family, friends (or should I say, fellow Terrorist) and the Community refuse to help, so just let the case sit... I'm sure the Police Department has more important issues to deal with than this..

Shastabeau
Shastabeau

Hell, let em kill each other!

0r161n4lh4ck3r
0r161n4lh4ck3r

OK, question no news outlet has asked...

Were the shooters CHL holders?

If not, their story doesnt add up. You cannot open carry a gun in Portland, only conceal carry with CHL OR open carry IF you have CHL.

No way they could have retrieved guns properly stowed locked and unloaded and then shoot at car leaving scene of a hit and run.

This is the crux of entire story... Somebody investigate and report on this!

Philo61
Philo61

one less worthless human being on earth....All ANTIFA members should leave earth because they are all worthless human beings.......

Anomie88
Anomie88

No loss