ANTIOCH, Tenn. (AP) — A nearly naked gunman wearing only a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant near Nashville early Sunday, shooting four people to death and injuring four others before a customer rushed him and wrestled the weapon away.
The 29-year-old suspect, Travis Reinking, who they said drove to the busy restaurant and killed two people in the parking lot before entering and continuing to fire. When his AR-15 rifle either jammed or the clip was empty, 29 year old James Shaw Jr disarmed him in a scuffle. They cursed at each other as they scuffled, Shaw said, and he was able to grab the gun and toss it over a counter. The gunman then ran away into the dark of the working- and middle-class Antioch neighborhood of southeast Nashville. Witnesses stated that Reinking returned to the crime scene after going back to his apartment, which was in the nearby area.
|James Shaw Jr.|