Waffle House murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody

Waffle House murder suspect Travis Reinking is in custody

Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara told reporters Reinking was arrested Monday after detectives were tipped to the suspect's presence by some construction workers.

Speaking to a local newspaper in Salida, Colorado, previous year - where he used to live - Reinking described the one thing in life that makes him happy.

He said a tip led to Reinking's arrest.

Reinking's move to Tennessee - which has considerably more lax gun laws than IL - exposes another loophole with the laws, experts say.

A manhunt ended Monday with the arrest of Travis Reinking, 29, who is accused in the shooting that left two others injured Sunday at a Waffle House near Nashville.

The possible consequences for Jeffrey Reinking for returning the gun to his son may not be limited to criminal charges; a civil case could be filed by victims and their families.

Reinking was found with a handgun and ammunition in his backpack when he was detained. But Reinking's father, who has an IL firearm owner's card, was allowed to take them and agreed to "keep the weapons secure and out of the possession of Travis".

Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters cops chased the vehicle, but then opted to track the auto via a Global Positioning System device. Aaron said authorities did not know Reinking's identity at the time since he did not provide identification at the dealership before taking the vehicle.

"It seems like they were proactive and effective at suspending this risky person's access to guns in the first place, particularly since that's not something they could've done in most states", said Ari Freilich, a staff attorney at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

Reinking's father could face charges for his actions, said Marcus Watson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. When his AR-15 rifle either jammed or the clip was empty, the customer disarmed him in a scuffle. Others allow the person to give them to a friend, relative or some other third party.

A police statement said Sanderlin and Perez were killed outside the restaurant, Groves was fatally shot inside, and Dasilva was critically wounded inside and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

In May 2016 in Tazewell County, IL, Reinking thought Swift was stalking him and threatened a woman with an AR-15.

"There's certainly evidence that there's some sort of mental health issues involved", Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said. He also threatened to kill himself, according to the sheriff's report. "Arrest me if you have too [sic]", he told the officer, according to the report.

In August, Reinking told police he wanted to file a report about 20 to 30 people tapping into his computer and phone and people "barking like dogs" outside his residence, according to a report. He then drove to a public pool and jumped in naked. Investigators believed he had an AR-15 rifle in his vehicle trunk, but it was never displayed.

It's unclear whether Reinking was armed when he was arrested.

The police said Reinking displayed signs of mental instability in the recent years and also had his firearms licence cancelled and his guns impounded by the authorities last year.

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