The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):
A federal official says the father of the man suspected of fatally shooting four at a Nashville Waffle House could face charges for returning guns that were taken from him after an incident last year at the White House.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Marcus Watson said at a news conference Monday that Jeffrey Reinking’s act of returning the guns to his son is “potentially a violation of federal law.”
Travis Reinking is accused of shooting four people to death early Sunday morning in Nashville. He was captured by authorities Monday afternoon.
Reinking’s right to own guns was revoked by Illinois authorities after he was charged with “unlawful entry” at the White House last July. He was demanding a meeting with President Donald Trump.
Illinois authorities returned the guns to Reinking’s father, who lives in Illinois. Authorities say the younger Reinking moved to Nashville last fall.
Police say the suspect in the shooting that killed four at a Waffle House in Nashville had a gun in a backpack when they arrested him.
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara said at a news conference Monday that 29-year-old Travis Reinking had a loaded semi-automatic gun, .45-caliber ammunition, a flashlight and a holster in the backpack.
Lara says construction workers told officers a person matching the suspect’s description walked through the area and into woods. He says that when confronted, the suspect lay down on the ground and officers cuffed him.
Four people were fatally shot early Sunday at a Waffle House. A patron wrestled the gun away, and the gunman fled.
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