Nashville Waffle House shooting suspect in custody

Metro Nashville PD released this photo of Travis Reinking shortly after he was caught.

Travis Reinking was in custody Monday afternoon, according to police.

Posted: Apr 23, 2018 1:12 PM
Updated: Apr 23, 2018 1:30 PM

Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.

Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday.

Other details were not immediately available.


12:55 p.m.

Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a local Waffle House stole a BMW car several days earlier.

Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told news reporters Monday that 29-year-old Travis Reinking stole the car on the preceding Tuesday from a BMW dealership in nearby Brentwood. Police chased it but opted to track the car via a GPS device. It was recovered the same day at Reinking's apartment complex- however, authorities did not know Reinking's identity at the time.

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Aaron also said a report of shots fired Monday near a police staging area was not related to the search for Reinking, who remained at large. Police were searching a wide area, and expected soon to have Reinking's photo posted on billboards.

Aaron said Reinking has "exhibited mental instability," and may still have a handgun. He urged citizens to be vigilant.

Four people were fatally shot early Sunday at a Waffle House. A patron wrestled the gun away, and the gunman fled.

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