Waffle House Shooting Suspect Jailed on Murder Charges

Waffle House Shooting Suspect Jailed on Murder ChargesWaffle House Shooting Suspect Jailed on Murder Charges

The gunman accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House was arrested on Monday after a frantic manhunt, police said.

A tip from the community led to Travis Reinking’s arrest shortly after 1 p.m. in a wooded area near his Nashville apartment, Metro Nashville Police said. He was booked into Metro jail Monday night on four counts of criminal homicide. He is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, CNN reported.

The arrest came roughly 35 hours after Reinking unloaded an assault-style rifle on customers and employees at the Antioch restaurant early Sunday morning. All of those killed were under 30. Two others were injured.

The shooting raised questions about Reinking’s previous law enforcement encounters, and whether his father should be charged for giving him guns when he was barred from possessing them.

“Yesterday was a horrible day for the city of Nashville,” Mayor David Briley said in a Monday news conference. “Today is a day where we can start to move on as a community.”

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