Waffle House Shooter in Custody!


Travis Reinking was arrested by authorities for allegedly killing four people at a Waffle House in the Nashville region. Police say they found Reinking, 29, hiding in the woods near the restaurant. They uncovered a book bag with a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition in it. He is now being held at the Hill Detention Center, on four counts of criminal homicide. He was granted a bond of $2 million; $500,000 for each murder.
Authorities say Reinking walked inside the Waffle House in Antioch around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, and opened fire. Four people were left dead, and 2 Injured. Witnesses say he continued shooting, stopping only to reload. James Shaw Jr. (below) took the opportunity to wrestle the gun away from the gunman. The gunman then ran out of the Waffle House, starting a manhunt that would last for 34 hours.

Police were tipped off by a local resident who said they found a I.D. Card of Reinking nearby, ultimately leading to his arrest. Reinking has had a history of run ins with the police. He has been accused of showing signs of mental illness, which led to his gun permits and guns being taken away. Police say they gave the guns to his father, Jeffrey Reinking, who promised he would keep them safe. The gun used in the shooting was one of the ones originally taken from him. His father admits he gave his son the guns back, and now is in jeopardy of being charged in the case.

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