Suspected Waffle House Shooter Has Been Arrested

Travis Reinking was placed in custody Monday after a 'citizen's tip'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 23, 2018 1:26 PM CDT
Updated Apr 23, 2018 2:36 PM CDT
Suspected Waffle House Shooter Is in Custody
This photo provided by Metro Nashville Police Department shows Travis Reinking, who police are searching for in connection with a fatal shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in the Antioch neighborhood of Nashville early Sunday, April 22, 2018.   (Metro Nashville Police Department via AP)

The suspected Waffle House shooter is in custody, the AP reports. Authorities say Travis Reinking, 29, was arrested Monday. "It was a citizen's tip that led to this apprehension," Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said, per CNN. Reinking, who was reportedly found in a wooded area behind an apartment complex near where he had last been seen, is suspected of using an assault rifle to fatally shoot four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville Sunday. Police say he refused to make a statement upon his arrest and asked for a lawyer. Police announced earlier Monday that on the Tuesday before the shooting rampage, Reinking stole a BMW from a dealership near the restaurant. (More Waffle House stories.)

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