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Nashville Police: Waffle House Shooting Suspect Travis Reinking Is In Custody

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WKRN) - UPDATE: Nashville Metro Police say Travis Reinking, wanted in the deadly Waffle House shooting, is in custody.

Brentwood Police released the following information regarding the car theft linked to Reinking.

The Brentwood Police Department is investigating a vehicle theft from BMW of Nashville, which occurred on Tuesday April 17, 2018.  Brentwood Police have since learned that the suspect in the vehicle theft earlier in the week, believed to be Travis Reinking, the suspect identified in the Sunday April 22 mass shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch.

A 2018 BMW X6 was stolen from the dealership located at 1568 Mallory Lane on Tuesday, April 17th

at approximately 5:40 pm. A white male suspect, posed as a customer, stole a vehicle key fob from a salesperson and drove away from the dealership.  This suspect refused to provide identification to employees.

Brentwood Police Officers located the stolen vehicle travelling eastbound on Concord Road near Wilson Pike and tried to stop the vehicle. The driver kept driving east on Concord Road and ignored officer’s lights and sirens to pull over.  The pursuit was terminated near Edmondson Pike, in accordance with Brentwood Police policy and since the stolen vehicle was equipped with a GPS tracking device.  

Later that evening, Metro Police Department Officers found the stolen BMW at an apartment complex located at 5000 Mountain Springs Dr. in Antioch. The vehicle was unoccupied and processed for fingerprints.

Metro Police Officers found the stolen vehicle key fob Sunday April 22 when they searched Reinking’s apartment, following the early Sunday morning shooting at the Waffle House on Murfreesboro Pike. 

Charges are pending for Reinking.




Multiple sources now confirm that before he went on his waffle house shooting rampage - wanted man Travis Reinking stole a car from a Brentwood car dealership

High-ranking sources confirm Brentwood police are now investigating and interviewing people at the car dealership in the Cool Springs area 

It’s believed that Reinking earlier in the week, perhaps Tuesday, took a vehicle from the car dealer and was quickly pursued by Brentwood police 

The chase was discontinued somewhere along Concorde Road. That pursuit was discontinued based on policies governing speed and safety.

Brentwood police confirm to News 2 the car was recovered at a Nashville apartment complex, likely the complex where Reinking has been living.  

Sources say there is no dash cam that shows much from the pursuit but there is surveillance footage inside the auto dealership

While the incident may not add much to the shooting investigation, it certainly is one more bizarre piece in a puzzle along a timeline, that for many, still makes no sense, especially in terms of motive.

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