SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who wrestled a gun away from a Waffle House shooter has been honored with a joyride in a Blue Angels jet.
Waffle House shooting suspect’s father pleads not guilty
PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — The father of the man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the gun used in the...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Waffle House is suing the man accused of killing four people in an attack on a Nashville, Tennessee, branch of their restaurant last year.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Two lawsuits have been filed against an Illinois man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three others in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House.
Lawsuit filed over Waffle House shooting in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of a woman who was killed in a shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House last year has filed the latest lawsuit over the attack.
PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — The father of a man accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee last year has been charged with unlawful delivery of a firearm in Illinois, a prosecutor...
Man accused in Waffle House shooting enters not guilty plea
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House finally pleaded not guilty Wednesday, nearly 10 months after his arrest.
Travis Reinking has been held without bond since the April 22 attack. He was ordered to receive treatment for schizophrenia at a mental health facility and in October was deemed fit for trial. A grand jury indicted him on four counts of first-degree murder earlier this month.
Waffle House shooting suspect indicted in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of killing four people in a mass shooting at a Waffle House in Nashville last year now faces a 17-count indictment.
A Davidson County Criminal Court document filed Friday says Travis Reinking was indicted on charges that include first-degree murder.
Father of Waffle House shooting defendant disputes sheriff
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of the man accused of fatally shooting four people in a Nashville Waffle House claims authorities didn't expressly tell him to keep guns away from his son.
Jeffrey Reinking registered the claim last month in an ongoing federal civil lawsuit filed against him by one of the victim's families.
A look at the AP’s top Tennessee stories of 2018
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Here is a look at the top 10 Tennessee stories of 2018, according to an Associated Press survey of reporters, editors and broadcasters.
Waffle House shooting suspect sent delusional text messages
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man accused of killing four people in a Nashville Waffle House used to send his father text messages in which he punctuated everyday chitchat with delusional rants.
Father of man accused in Waffle House shooting returned guns
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The father of a man accused of killing four people with an assault-style rifle in a Nashville Waffle House says he gave guns back to Travis Reinking that had previously been confiscated when his son told him he was moving away.
According to a deposition filed in federal court Monday, Jeffrey Reinking had been holding three rifles and a handgun in a gun safe after his son's Illinois firearms owner identification was revoked.
Judge: Waffle House shooting suspect liable in death lawsuit
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says the man charged with killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House is liable in a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by a victim's mother.
News outlets report a Davidson County Circuit Court judge last week found 29-year-old Travis Reinking liable for the death of 23-year-old Akilah DaSilva. Reinking is accused of fatally shooting DaSilva and three others at the Nashville restaurant April 22.
Waffle House shooting suspect deemed fit to face charges
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors in Tennessee say mental health officials have concluded that the suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting is competent to face charges in court.
A spokesman for District Attorney Glenn Funk said Tuesday the case against Travis Reinking will be presented to a grand jury soon, though a date hasn't been set. It will consider evidence and decide what charges should be sent to a jury.
Waffle House shooting suspect ordered to mental facility
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect in a deadly Waffle House shooting was ordered Wednesday to receive treatment in a mental facility for schizophrenia in hopes that he becomes fit to stand trial.
Filing: Waffle House shooting suspect found unfit for trial
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization.
Nashville Deputy District Attorney General Roger Moore filed the motion in 29-year-old Travis Reinking's case Tuesday.
The filing says a mental health institute notified the judge last week that Reinking is currently not competent to stand trial and needs immediate judicial hospitalization.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The woman who made the 911 call that led to the capture of a man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House will not get a Crime Stoppers reward.
News outlets reported Tuesday that Lydia French won't get the reward because she called 911 instead of submitting a tip through Crime Stoppers. Liz Parrott with Nashville Crime Stoppers says French only filed a tip weeks after the April 22 shooting to inquire about the reward.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman whose son was one of four people killed at a Waffle House in Tennessee has filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit against the suspect and his father.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House denies that he is suffering from mental health problems and says he wants to represent himself in court in the murder cases.
PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — The family of one of the four people killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, is suing the suspected gunman's father, accusing the Illinois man of negligence.
The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that the family of victim Joe Perez filed a lawsuit Monday in Tazewell County, Illinois, the home of Jeffrey Reinking. Reinking's son, Travis Reinking, also lived there before moving to Nashville.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with a Tennessee man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House.
White House spokesman Raj Shah says Trump and 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. spoke Monday. Shah had no other details about the conversation.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman whose daughter was fatally shot at a Nashville Waffle House has accepted her diploma during a commencement ceremony.
News outlets report Shirl Baker received a standing ovation as she walked across the stage in her daughter's place Saturday at Belmont University.
Another mass shooting took place last weekend, allegedly by a mentally disturbed young man with an AR-15 rifle returned to him by his father.
Travis Reinking, 29, who walked into a Waffle House on the outskirts of Nashville early Sunday morning, is charged with killing four people and wounding four others. He fled the premises after a brave young man lunged at him, seized his rifle and saved the lives of the other customers and restaurant employees.