Crime, Shooting death

Waffle House Suspect Arrested… A Hero Acknowledged with 4 Dead, 4 Wounded


After a massive manhunt, the FBI announced the arrest of Travis Reinking, 29, the suspected gunman who went on a shooting rampage inside a Waffle House restaurant wearing only a coat and no bottoms. He was captured yesterday hiding out in a wooded area near his home.

The manhunt involving 160 FBI, federal marshals and law enforcement officers, concluded after Reinking was taken into custody alive with no resistance according to police.

In the wee hours on Sunday, Reinking walked into the Waffle House restaurant with an AR-15 assault rifle and opened fire, killing four and wounding 4. Waffle House hero James Shaw, Jr. (pictured top center) charged Reinking and disarmed him before any more patrons were killed.

Shaw Jr. attended a press conference in Nashville on Sunday with FBI Special Agent In Charge, Matthew Espenshade (L) and Metro Nashville Mayor David Briley (right). Shaw, Jr., 29, took action disarming the gunman and ultimately forcing him out of the Waffle House restaurant.

Shaw, Jr. broke down and cried during the emotional press conference on Sunday. He embraced Waffle House President and CEO, Walt Ehmer who called him a hero. “I’m not a hero. I’m just a regular person,” Shaw said.

On Sunday, Shaw visited with the wounded people in a hospital.

“Have you met James? James saved a lot of lives,” one of Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s surgeons told the father of one of the victims.

The two men embraced, crying. “Thank you,” the older man whispered to Mr. Shaw.

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88 thoughts on “Waffle House Suspect Arrested… A Hero Acknowledged with 4 Dead, 4 Wounded”

    1. Hey Fam
      I think this was a hate crime.
      And I read he’s refusing to speak to authorities without his lawyer present.
      Ain’t that some shit?
      White privilege I tell u

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  1. Waffle House has been in the news for everything but their iconic scattered, smothered and covereds. Let Waffle House be great again, people!

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  2. 160 armed officers searched for this man, not one was trigger happy, not one accidentally shot him, not one felt threatened even tho he was armed and dangerous with an arsenal of weapons in his apartment, not one shot him dead, not one.?????? O_o

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    1. He was a deranged, armed killer. But police officers didn’t feel threatened enough to shoot him. That’s all you need to know about Trump’s Amerikkka.

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      1. He was a deranged, armed killer. But police officers didn’t feel threatened enough to shoot him.
        *********
        EXACTLY!!!

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    1. It’s no that a lot of the parents do nothing about it, but more so that there’s very little they can do. With the closing of mental institutions that housed people with psychotic illness and the entrance of patient’s right to refuse medication, their hands are tied.

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  3. Tracy you failed to mention in your post how the police had confiscated his guns once b4 and gave them to his father. His father in turn gave them right back to him. They should arrest him as an accomplice to murder. How dumb was that?

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    1. You are right but in this case his father retrieved his guns from the police after they were taken away and said he would keep them safe and locked up. Apparently not. Smh 😡 wonder how his father feel?

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  4. Another domestic terrorist who’s able to sit behind bars while unarmed blacks are laying in the ground another thing I’m waiting on white media to bring up whether this Hero black man has a criminal past like they love to do

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  5. Fled the scene naked?? No bottoms? These white boys are stone-cold crazy. Just mofo-in crazy.

    Kudos to James Shaw, Jr. He’s a hero. Praying for the families who lost loved ones.

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    1. Yep yet a brother holding a cell phone killed in a jail of bullets 😡 the double standard is shockingly unbelievable

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  6. Glad a black man the hero let’s see how they try and dig up his past of prior arrest and all this other BS.

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  7. another white terrorist. when will these white parents begin to raise their children to be productive well-adjusted members of society? too focused on stifling the rights of minorities and being oblivious to anything (other than their “opioid crisis”)

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  8. Thank you Mr. Shaw for your courage and a good call. Condolences to the victims’ families and those that knew and loved them. It’s tragic all around.

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    1. Now you know they not gonna kill one of their own. Even if he was to go charging at them with a weapon, they would shoot him with bean bags or taser him or something.

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      1. Now you know they not gonna kill one of their own.
        ****
        Tomorrow’s Conversation on Conversations Of A Sistah is White Privilege in America. Couldn’t come at a better time.

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  9. He’s a real hero.
    I hope he whooped that boys ass good.
    And I hope all of this attention won’t come between him and the friend who was with him.

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  10. Meanwhile, the co-owner of a Colorado crane company where Reinking once worked says she urged federal officials to keep Reinking in custody after he was arrested at the White House last July.

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