Waffle House shooting suspect's $2 million bond revoked

Waffle House shooting suspect's $2 million bond revoked

Shaw was sitting with a friend at the restaurant early Sunday morning when police said a gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket opened fire outside.

Police in the U.S. 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.

Reinking was arrested by the Secret Service in 2017.

In the brief interview with the Mountain Mail, Reinking, along with several other people that day, answered the question: "What makes you happy?"

Reinking, at the time, told Guinne Stropes of the Mountain Mail that he resided in Salida. The suspect then fled the restaurant. He agreed to go to a hospital for an evaluation after repeatedly resisting the request, a sheriff's report said. Reinking then again refused instructions to leave the area.

Reinking, armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, and naked except for a coat, attacked the Nashville restaurant just after 3 a.m. Sunday. In addition to the four people killed, four were wounded.

Reinking has no arrest record in Colorado.

Reinking told police last August that 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.

Construction workers told officers Monday that a person matching Reinking's description walked into the woods near a construction site, Metro Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara told reporters. Investigators believed he had an AR-15 rifle in his vehicle trunk, but it was never displayed.

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"It is possible", said Marcus Watson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. "I figured if I was going to die, he was gonna have to work for it".

Reinking's firearms authorization was revoked in IL and four weapons were seized by authorities, including the AR-15 used in Sunday's shooting, police said.

"There's certainly evidence that there's some sort of mental health issues involved", Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said. Reinking's father admitted returning the guns to his son after receiving them from law enforcement.

Reinking's behavior resulted in the revocation of his IL firearms license, and his weapons were turned over to his father.

It is not clear why Reinking moved recently from Morton, Illinois, and if it had anything to do with being near Swift. He was sacked from a job about three weeks ago and found a new job but had not been seen at work since April 16, a police spokesman said.

The first victims were Taurean Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, and Joe Perez, 20, of Nashville, shot down in the parking lot.

The suspect accused in the fatal Waffle House shootings in Tennessee is now in police custody.

Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch.

Also wounded was James Shaw Jr., a 29-year-old restaurant patron who burned his hand grabbing the hot muzzle of the assault weapon as he wrestled the gun away.


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