Police: Waffle House quadruple homicide suspect arrested - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Police: Waffle House quadruple homicide suspect arrested

Posted: Updated:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):
  
1:30 p.m.
  
Authorities say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Waffle House in Nashville has been arrested.
  
Metropolitan Nashville Police announced Monday on Twitter that 29-year-old Travis Reinking was taken into custody not far from his apartment. Photos posted by police in Nashville showed him clothed and in a police car.
  
Police and agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol had mounted a massive manhunt following the slayings early Sunday.
  
Police say Reinking was nearly naked and brandishing an assault-style rifle when he opened fire in the parking lot and then stormed the restaurant. Four people killed, four others were injured.
  
___
  
1:10 p.m.
  
Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.
  
Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday.
  
Other details were not immediately available.
  
___
  
11:55 a.m.
  
Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a local Waffle House stole a BMW car several days earlier.
  
Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told news reporters Monday that 29-year-old Travis Reinking stole the car on the preceding Tuesday from a BMW dealership in nearby Brentwood. Police chased it but opted to track the car via a GPS device. It was recovered the same day at Reinking's apartment complex- however, authorities did not know Reinking's identity at the time.
  
Aaron also said a report of shots fired Monday near a police staging area was not related to the search for Reinking, who remained at large. Police were searching a wide area, and expected soon to have Reinking's photo posted on billboards.
  
Aaron said Reinking has "exhibited mental instability," and may still have a handgun. He urged citizens to be vigilant.
  
Four people were fatally shot early Sunday at a Waffle House. A patron wrestled the gun away, and the gunman fled.
  
___
  
10:55 a.m.
  
Gunshots have been reported near a church that police are using as a staging area in the hunt for a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee.
  
Late Monday morning, The Tennessean reported multiple shots were fired near Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville. It was unclear whether the shots were connected to the search for the 29-year-old suspect.
  
Burnette Chapel, five miles from the Waffle House, was the scene of a mass shooting during a Sunday morning worship service last September in which one person was killed and six others wounded.
  
Police believe Travis Reinking may be armed with one of the guns seized from him last year after he tried to enter the White House to see President Donald Trump.
  
___
  
1 a.m.
  
Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people.
  
Authorities say more than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking early Monday.
  
Agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were also assisting in the manhunt as disturbing reports about Reinking's past behavior came to light.
  
Officials with the Nashville public school system say schools will go into "lock-out" mode if Reinking isn't found in time for class Monday.
  
Police say Reinking was nearly naked and brandishing an assault-style rifle when he opened fire in the parking lot and then stormed the restaurant. Four people killed, four others were injured.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Tri-CitiesTri-Cities NewsMore>>

  • Man jumped while on bike path in Richland

    Man jumped while on bike path in Richland

    Sunday, July 15 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018-07-16 01:36:11 GMT
    If you know anything, call (509) 628-0333If you know anything, call (509) 628-0333
    If you know anything, call (509) 628-0333If you know anything, call (509) 628-0333
    RICHLAND- Detectives are investigating after a man was jumped Saturday afternoon on a Richland bike path. The 22-year-old said he was in the area of Bellerive Drive and Steptoe Street around 11 a.m. when it happened. The man sustained several injuries during the assault was taken to Kadlec to be treated.  If you have any information call 50-628-0333.More >>
    RICHLAND- Detectives are investigating after a man was jumped Saturday afternoon on a Richland bike path. The 22-year-old said he was in the area of Bellerive Drive and Steptoe Street around 11 a.m. when it happened. The man sustained several injuries during the assault was taken to Kadlec to be treated.  If you have any information call 50-628-0333.More >>
  • Bikes stolen from shop in Kennewick

    Bikes stolen from shop in Kennewick

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:13 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:13:36 GMT

    KENNEWICK- Police officers are asking for help in locating locating two expensive mountain bikes that were stolen. On Saturday unknown suspects cut the cable securing the bikes and stole them from a store near W 7th Ave and SR 395.  Each of the bicycles is valued at about $2300. Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of the bicycles, please call the non-emergency number at 509-628-0333 to remain anonymous contact Tri cities Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-84...

    More >>

    KENNEWICK- Police officers are asking for help in locating locating two expensive mountain bikes that were stolen. On Saturday unknown suspects cut the cable securing the bikes and stole them from a store near W 7th Ave and SR 395.  Each of the bicycles is valued at about $2300. Anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of the bicycles, please call the non-emergency number at 509-628-0333 to remain anonymous contact Tri cities Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-84...

    More >>
  • ''Scoop it Forward'' week begins in Oregon

    ''Scoop it Forward'' week begins in Oregon

    Sunday, July 15 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-07-16 00:08:15 GMT

    OREGON- Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, which also kicks off a celebration of appreciation called “Scoop It Forward.” Supported by Oregon’s dairy farmers and processors, the week-long campaign, from July 15 to 22, encourages people to show appreciation for one another through random acts of ice cream. Josh Thomas, Senior Director of Communications for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, said: “Random acts of kindness can be contagious, and our call...

    More >>

    OREGON- Sunday is National Ice Cream Day, which also kicks off a celebration of appreciation called “Scoop It Forward.” Supported by Oregon’s dairy farmers and processors, the week-long campaign, from July 15 to 22, encourages people to show appreciation for one another through random acts of ice cream. Josh Thomas, Senior Director of Communications for the Oregon Dairy and Nutrition Council, said: “Random acts of kindness can be contagious, and our call...

    More >>