Man who disarmed Nashville shooter says he 'just wanted to live'

Reinking had several run-ins with police in IL before he moved to Nashville, and one in Washington DC in 2017 when he tried to scale a fence near the White House.

Authorities believe the gunman may still be armed with two of his guns. He says the father agreed to "keep the weapons secure and out of the possession of Travis".

The reports were among multiple past red flags about the suspect, who had just recently moved to Nashville from Morton, Illinois. "I was very fortunate to have not gone into the Waffle House and sat in my vehicle".

Court records show that he approached a Secret Service agent saying he wanted to speak to the President.

Authorities in Tazewell County, Illinois, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed Reinking, Aaron said.

Police identified the suspect as Travis Reinking and said he could be armed with a rifle and a handgun, after firing an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle at the restaurant, where he was nude except for a green jacket. My heart goes out to the families and friends of every person who was killed or wounded in this morning's shooting. Among the victims was 29-year-old Taurean C. Sanderlin of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, a restaurant employee who was fatally shot while standing outside.

Two patients were receiving care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Sunday, one was listed in critical condition and the other in stable. Family members said Reinking had been having delusions since August, 2014.

Mr Cordero said the man who wrested the gun from the suspect saved lives.

DaSilva's family said he was one of six siblings and "hopes that in the midst of this senseless act of terrorism and hate, his life will not be in vain".

Suddenly he heard a loud noise, thinking at first that freshly washed plates had crashed from a stack in the restaurant. "I was completely doing that to save myself". He said the "number one thing I could think about was calling my wife and my son". James Shaw Jr. told reporters, "At that time I made up my mind. that he was going to have to work to kill me". "The gun was jammed and pushed down and I managed to get him with one hand on the gun and grabbed it from him and threw it over the counter".

A witness tells WKRN that he drove up to the Waffle House at the same time as the suspect and later saw Shaw get the gun from the suspect.

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Despite his humbleness, Shaw undoubtedly is a hero and stopped a bad situation from becoming far worse.

According to police, Reinking was arrested by the Secret Service for trespassing near the White House in July 2017.

Four people were killed and at least two others were shot at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday morning, Metro Nashville Police said. Others were wounded, suffering cuts to their faces and bodies from shattered windows.

Aaron reported the four guns were returned to the suspect's dad, who acknowledged giving them back.

Police have the AK-15 and another gun found during a search earlier Sunday. Two of them were college students.

Reinking's firearms authorization was revoked in IL and four weapons were seized by authorities, among them was the AR-15 used in Sunday's shooting, police said.

Photo The shooting happened around 3:25 a.m.at a Waffle House in southeast Nashville.

Police said that the the man sat in his truck for several minutes before entering the 24-hour establishment in Antioch, Tennessee with an "assault-type rifle" and opening fire.

"Had that guy had a chance to reload his weapon, there was plenty more people in that restaurant", he said.

The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via Twitter that authorities are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking in connection with the shooting.

AR-15 assault rifles are commonly used in mass shootings in America.

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