Travis Reinking

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Nashville prosecutors are seeking a sentence of life in prison without the chance for parole for alleged Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking, a Morton native. 

Tazewell County Jail

  PEKIN, Ill. - The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year has pleaded not guilty to charges related to the gun used in the shooting.

Tazewell County Jail

 Two new lawsuits have been filed against a Morton man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three others in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House.

Tazewell County Jail

The father of the former Morton man accused in a deadly Nashville mass shooting is facing a gun charge in Tazewell County. Jeffrey Reinking of Morton is charged with Unlawful Delivery of a Firearm, a class four felony. State’s attorney Stewart Umholtz filed the charges Thursday.

A Tennessee grand jury has issued multiple indictments against the former Morton man accused of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The father of the former Morton man accused of fatally shooting four people in a Nashville Waffle House claims authorities didn't expressly tell him to keep guns away from his son.

    

NASHVILLE - The former Morton man accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House in April used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The father of the former Morton man accused of killing four people with an assault-style rifle in a Nashville Waffle House says he spoke with the Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office before returning guns to his son.

    

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Prosecutors in Tennessee say mental health officials have concluded that the suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting is competent to face charges in court.

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Tennessee judge has ordered the former Morton man suspected in a deadly Waffle House shooting be placed in a mental health facility.

A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father.

The Morton man accused of the Waffle House mass shooting in Tennessee has spoken to a reporter at a Nashville TV Station. 29-year-old Travis Reinking had remained silent since the shooting and his arrest. But in the call to WTVF’s Nick Beres, Reinking said he wanted to talk about his case, his mental health, and his two appointed lawyers. In that call from the Davidson County Jail, he said he is “perfectly healthy” and he was aiming to represent himself in the case.

Metro Nashville Police Department

 The family of one of the Nashville Waffle House shooting victims is suing Travis Reinking’s father. Christian Perez filed suit against Jeffrey Reinking of Morton in Tazewell County Circuit Court Monday.

 

Perez’s brother, Joe R. Perez, Jr., was one of four people shot and killed in the early morning hours of April 22. Tennessee authorities have charged 29-year-old Travis Reinking with the shooting.

 

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department / Twitter

The Morton man accused of killing four people with an AR-15 rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House has been formally charged with four counts of criminal homicide and is being held on a $2 million bond. Court records say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was charged Monday.  He is due in court Wednesday. 

 Police say Reinking was wearing a green jacket and nothing else Sunday when he stormed the restaurant in southeast Nashville and opened fire with the military assault-style rifle, first in the parking lot and then inside. Police credited a quick-thinking customer who wrestled the gun away from preventing more bloodshed. 

BREAKING: Waffle House Shooting Suspect in Custody

Apr 23, 2018
Metro Nashville Police / Twitter

The Metro Nashville Police Department has announced that the Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect, 29 year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois, has been apprehended.  Via Twitter, officials confirmed Reinking was nabbed in a wooded area several miles from the crime scene.