Waffle House Suspect Captured

Waffle House

Waffle House

Nashville police are crediting a citizen's tip for the arrest of the suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting.  Nashville Metro Police Lieutenant Carlos Lara today said the citizen notified police that a man matching the description of 29-year-old Travis Reinking was seen walking through a construction area and into the woods.  Police began walking a pathway through the woods when one of the detectives noticed a man in front of him.  The person turned around and the detective recognized him as the suspect.  He ordered him to the ground, and with the help of several officers, they apprehended him. Police identified the man as Reinking through a Colorado identification card in his backpack.

Reinking was wearing a maroon shirt, dark jeans and backpack.  Once in custody, officers cut off the backpack and inside found a semiautomatic handgun, holster and flashlight in addition to the wallet. Police said that at the jail Reinking asked for an attorney and then refused to speak.

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