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Waffle House suspect found a mile from shooting

Waffle House suspect found a mile from shooting

Lt. Carlos Lara, of the Metro Nashville Police Department Specialized Investigations Division, front left, speaks at a news conference Monday regarding the capture of Travis Reinking.

Police in the USA state of Tennessee swept the Nashville area Monday for a gunman who killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in America's country music capital.

Aaron confirmed Reinking stole a BMW from a local dealership last Tuesday.

The AR-15 used in the shootings was among those seized. "It was just, I figured, if I was going to die he was going to have to work for it".

Reinking's behavior resulted in the revocation of his IL firearms license, and his weapons were turned over to his father. Police say he was employed in construction for a while, and there would have been enough work in the booming city for him.

Reinking has no arrest record in Colorado. Nashville authorities said Reinking had worked in the crane and construction industries. At the FBI's request, Reinking's IL firearms authorization was revoked, and four weapons - including the AR-15 style rifle used in Sunday's shooting - were seized.

Shaw said he and a friend only ended up at the Waffle House in the Nashville suburb of Antioch at 3:17 a.m. Sunday because another Waffle House they first went to was too crowded. Police in Brentwood followed him but gave up on the search because it was rush hour and the auto could be tracked through its GPS, according to Aaron; they later used that system to find the vehicle at his apartment complex.

"There's certainly evidence that there's some sort of mental health issues involved", Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said.

"It is possible", said Marcus Watson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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Phone calls to a number listed for the father, Jeffrey Reinking, went unanswered.

It is not clear why Reinking moved recently from Morton, Illinois, and if it had anything to do with being near Swift.

Police said Reinking drove into the Waffle House parking lot in his gold Chevrolet Silverado pickup early Sunday and sat there for about four minutes before opening fire.

He was at the restaurant at the time of the shooting and was killed outside. Two other women - 21-year-old Shanita Waggoner and 24-year-old Sharita Henderson - were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for gunshot wounds, according to law enforcement. DaSilva's family said she underwent surgery and doctors were trying to save her leg.

Perez, a patron, was fatally wounded outside the restaurant.

Shaw is a Nashville native.

"I just want to be put out there like a regular person", he said. And if a gun were confiscated, the measure would ban the gun's owner from returning it to the person from whom it was confiscated.

"It's a story of a highly effective law that then has a really risky loophole", said Jonas Oransky, deputy legal director for Everytown for Gun Safety, which works to tighten gun laws.