Sunday, April 22, 2018

Hero stopped gunman at Waffle House

Shortly after 1 p.m., police announced Reinking had been arrested in a wooded area near Mountain Springs Drive — less than one mile from the scene of the shooting and close to Cane Ridge Elementary.
A tip from a construction worker led police to Reinking, officials said. Detectives from the department's narcotics unit swarmed the area.

Nude gunman kills four at Waffle House restaurant near Nashville
Thomson Reuters
Apr 22nd 2018
"The shots had stopped so he decided to rush the gunman, actually wrestled that assault rifle away, tossed it over the counter and, at that point, the gunman fled," said police spokesman Don Aaron.
Shaw's fast actions were credited with saving lives, but in an interview with the Tennessean newspaper he dismissed the idea that he was hero.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 22 (Reuters) - A nearly nude gunman killed at least four people at a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville, Tennessee early on Sunday and then fled after a patron saved lives by wrestling the assault-style rifle from his hands.

The suspected shooter, identified by authorities as Travis Reinking, 29, was still at large and murder warrants were being issued for him, the Metropolitan Nashville Police said.

Reinking, of Morton, Illinois was believed to live near the restaurant. The gunman's vehicle was registered to him and a shirtless man wearing pants believed to be Reinking was spotted in woods nearby, police said.

The gunman, who was naked but for a green jacket, first shot and killed two people in the parking lot of the restaurant in Antioch, a section of southeast Nashville, shortly before 3:30 a.m. (0830 GMT).
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