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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)

(Newser) – 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. (Read more Waffle House stories.)

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