Lawsuit Filed Against Gunman's Dad in Waffle House Shooting - NBC Chicago

Lawsuit Filed Against Gunman's Dad in Waffle House Shooting

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    Waffle House Shooting Suspect Still Being Sought

    An intensive manhunt continued Monday for the suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people. NBC 5's Sandra Torres reports.

    (Published Monday, April 23, 2018)

    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 Tazewell County, Illinois, the home of Jeffrey Reinking. Reinking's son, Travis Reinking, also lived there before moving to Nashville.

    Police say Travis Reinking had displayed signs of mental illness before his Illinois gun card was revoked last summer. His guns were transferred to his father, but police say the father returned them to his son at some point.

    Investigators say one of the guns, an AR-15, was used in the April 22 attack at a Waffle House.

    FBI, ATF Aiding in Search for Waffle House Shooter

    [CHI] FBI, ATF Aiding in Search for Waffle House Shooter

    The FBI and ATF are helping lead the manhunt for a gunman from Illinois who opened fire at a Nashville Waffle House Sunday morning. NBC 5's Chris Hush has the latest. 

    (Published Sunday, April 22, 2018)

    Through his lawyer, Jeffrey Reinking declined to comment Tuesday.

    Travis Reinking is charged with murder.

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