Authorities in Illinois say the Tennessee Waffle House shooter's father had the legal right to keep the weapons that Travis Reinking once surrendered to officers. In a news conference today, Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said Reinking voluntarily surrendered four firearms to deputies back in August of 2017. This was after Reinking was arrested by U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House in July of 2017. Huston said Reinking's father was present during the weapon surrender and had a valid Illinois firearm owner ID, so he was allowed to take custody of the weapons. For now, it's still unclear how Reinking repossessed the firearms. Huston said there is evidence of some sort of mental health issues involved in today's shooting that left four dead and several injured. Reinking remains at-large and possibly armed with two guns police believe are missing.
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