Middle Tennessee Waffle House Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)

The man accused of opening fire and killing four people inside an Antioch Waffle House entered a plea of not guilty in a Nashville courtroom Wednesday morning. 

The not guilty plea was filed at an arraignment hearing on behalf of Travis Reinking. Family members of the victim in addition to Waffle House employees attended the hearing. 

In all Reinking faces 17 felony charges, which also include 4 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. 

Reinking is accused of opening fire at an Antioch Waffle House on a Sunday, April 22, killing four people and injuring four others.  

He was on the run for 30 hours but was captured in woods near Hobson Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard.  

Reinking was found competent to stand trial on October 30 by the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville where he received treatment last year. 

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