Nashville police are crediting a “citizen’s tip” for leading them to the suspect in the Waffle House shooting, they said shortly after 29-year-old Travis Reinking was captured while walking through the woods.
“It’s a community effort, this would not have been accomplished without the cooperation of the community, and it was a citizen’s tip that led to this apprehension,” Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson said.
Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking was arrested this afternoon. After he was taken into custody, he refused to make a statement and requested a lawyer, police said.
He has been taken to a hospital to be checked out. After that, he’ll be taken to the Nashville jail, where he’ll be booked on four counts of criminal homicide.
Metro Nashville Police will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. ET to discuss the arrest of Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking.
A source with knowledge of the investigation says Reinking was arrested near a wood line area behind an apartment complex, CNN’s Nick Valencia reports.