Suspect In The Waffle House Shooting Caught And Bond Revoked
Nashville Police have apprehended the suspect in the shooting of a Nashville-area Waffle House early Sunday (April 22nd) in which four individuals were murdered and others injured Monday afternoon ending a day and a half manhunt.
From the New York Times, Travis Reinking was caught in a wooded area near his apartment after police received a tip on his whereabouts. While his motive for his attack is still unknown the 29-year-old has a history of run-ins with the law including being arrested in July of last year for being in a restricted area near the White House and refusing to leave, telling authorities he wanted to meet President Trump.
Authorities in Illinois, where Reinking resided at the time, took his state firearms card and four guns were confiscated from him, including his AR-15 assault rifle used in the attack on Sunday. The guns were given to his father on the condition to keep them away from him, but his father reportedly admitted he gave them back and could possibly face charges.
Time Magazine report, James Shaw Jr. the man who disarmed the shooter is being labeled as a hero and was greeted to a standing ovation with as he met with Tennessee law makers.
I never thought I’d be in a room with all the eyes on me, but you know, I’m very grateful to be here.
Reinking is charged with four counts of criminal homicide and had his bond revoked by a Nashville Judge.