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Early Sunday morning, a naked man by the name of Travis J. Reinking, wearing a green jacket, opened fire at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee killing 4 people and injuring another 4, before one of the diners wrestled the AR-15 away from Reinking as he was reloading.
Reinking has been found by the Nashville police after a 35 hour search.
James Shaw Jr, 29, is named as the hero in this fatal incident. After Shaw wrestled the gun from the shooter, he fled the restaurant.
“There have been no credible sightings” of the suspect, the Metro Nashville Police Department said in a post on Twitter early Monday.
The victims have been identified as Akilah Dasilva, 23; DeEbony Groves, 21; Joe R. Perez, 20; and Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29
All 4 victims of today’s heinous Waffle House attack were young people of color with their whole lives ahead of them.
Law enforcement must view today’s tragedy as a racially motivated hate crime and an act of domestic terrorism. Hate crimes are on the rise. #TravisReinking pic.twitter.com/cJudBRowET
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) April 22, 2018
"I kind of made up my mind… that if it was gonna come down to it, he was gonna have to work to kill me": Hero customer James Shaw Jr. describes the moment he disarmed a gunman who killed 4 people at a Waffle House near Nashville https://t.co/uXRm31g4La pic.twitter.com/UJUL3C2Uhv
— CNN (@CNN) April 23, 2018
Reinking, 29, was arrested near the White House last year in July when he crossed a security barrier in an attempt to meet with the president. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has put Reinking on its Top Ten Most Wanted list, describing him as a 6-foot-4 white male with brown hair and brown eyes who weighs 180 pounds.
Police say there have been no credible sightings of the man suspected of killing four people at a Waffle House outside Nashville. Follow live updates. https://t.co/T0HCxBUEmV pic.twitter.com/xNqeORYHK4
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) April 23, 2018
Written by Clarke Jones