Latest Travis Reinking News

Tennessee hatchet death suspect is arrested in Kentucky

Jun. 5, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The suspect sought in a gruesome hatchet killing this week in Tennessee has been arrested in Kentucky. Metro Nashville Police tweeted Tuesday evening that Kentucky State Police arrested 36-year-old Domenic Micheli, who authorities say attacked and killed his former boss, 46-year-old...

Waffle House suspect denies having mental health issues

May. 18, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

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. WTVF on Thursday played an audio recording of Travis Reinking talking to one of the station's...

Lawsuit filed against gunman's dad in Waffle House shooting

May. 15, 2018 5:28 PM EDT

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...

Trump talks with man hailed as hero in Waffle House shooting

May. 14, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

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. Shaw and a friend were...

Waffle House hero raises more than $225,000 for victims

May. 7, 2018 3:00 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man being hailed as a hero for wrestling an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the victims. James Shaw Jr., 29, was dining with a friend at the Nashville restaurant when a gunman wearing only a...

The Latest: Waffle House hero raises $227,000 for victims

May. 7, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House (all times local): 12:30 p.m. A man who has been hailed as a hero for wrestling an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for the victims of the...

Mom of Waffle House victim receives diploma at commencement

May. 7, 2018 4:19 AM EDT

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....