A Nashville cop car with a tweet announcing Travis Reinking has been arrested.

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Suspected Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking in police custody

Reinking was apprehended in the woods, according to police.

 

Samantha Grasso

IRL

Published Apr 23, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 5:44 pm CDT

The Metro Nashville Police Department tweeted on Monday that it had arrested the man suspected of killing four people at a Nashville-area Waffle House.

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Travis Reinking, 29, allegedly opened fire the Antioch, Tennessee location on Sunday, shooting two men outside the restaurant before entering the establishment and killing four others. Two others were wounded by Reinking’s AR-15, while another two were also transported to a hospital with injuries resulting from the shooting. Reinking then shed his coat and fled the scene on food, nude.

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The victims have been identified as 29-year-old Taurean C. Sanderlin, 20-year-old Joe R. Perez, 21-year-old DeEbony Groves, and 23-year-old Akilah DaSilva, all people of color.

One of the survivors of the shooting who had been wounded, James Shaw Jr., 29, wrestled the firearm away from Reinking, sustaining burns to his hands and a minor gunshot wound, and saving others.

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According to the New York Times, about 160 law enforcement officials were involved in the search for Reinking, whose custody was announced shortly after 1p.m. CT. Reinking was apprehended “in a wooded area” in Antioch.

The internet, along with Parkland, Florida, high school shooting survivors, is awaiting a statement from President Donald Trump to denounce Reinking and his apparent targeting of people of color.

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*First Published: Apr 23, 2018, 2:24 pm CDT