Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara told reporters Reinking was arrested Monday after detectives were tipped to the suspect's presence by some construction workers. Perez's mother, Trisha Perez, told the Tennessean newspaper after traveling from Texas to collect his body that she pinged her son's cellphone and was horrified to see the locator saying it was at the Waffle House. Sanderlin was an employee at the restaurant. The overwhelming majority of mentally ill people never physically harm anyone else, but many people with major depressive and other psychological issues do harm themselves.
James Shaw Jr., the unarmed man who wrestled away the AR-15 that suspect Travis Reinking used to shoot inside a Waffle House, provided insight into how he was dealing with the traumatic experience. Four people were killed in that rampage. Police found the vehicle outside Reinking's apartment, but they did not figure out until after the attack that Reinking had apparently taken it.
An attorney listed as Reinking's lawyer did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.
Darlene Sustrich said: "We told them, 'Hang onto him if you can". Parish representatives said none of the victims were parishioners or had a known connection to the church.
Reinking had still not spoken to investigators as of Tuesday afternoon, 24 hours after he was arrested, said Don Aaron, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Police suggested that Jeff Reinking "lock the guns back up until Travis gets mental help", officer Randy Davis wrote in a report.
"Tragedies like this are a fundamental threat to our way of life in America", Nashville Mayor David Briley, D, said in a statement after Reinking's arrest.
"If we can all just come together for the greater good, we can take these weapons of war off the streets of our country", Briley said. But he's not the only one who should pay for this bad crime if convicted: His father, Jeffrey Reinking, should in that case be held legally accountable, and arguably should face prosecution.
Previous police reports have described Reinking as a distressed, anxious, and volatile man.
The legislation, which should be made public later on Tuesday, is meant to deter a family member from returning a firearm to a relative whose gun licence has been revoked, Illinois State Senator Julie Morrison told Reuters.
Former colleagues at a crane company where Reinking worked in Colorado told and investigator this week that Reinking was intelligent and quiet, but they anxious about his mental health.
Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said Jeffrey Reinking pledged he would "keep the weapons secure and out of the possession of Travis".
The proposed legislation goes some way towards closing a loophole identified by gun control groups. At one point, he quit work believing police were following him and later drove to Last Chance, an unincorporated community in eastern Colorado, thinking it was his "last chance" to marry Swift, the report said. Jeff Yarbro, a Democrat from Nashville.
He added: "The NRA would use it as fodder for propaganda to scare dumb racists into buying more guns".
He said the job of his officers was to protect the community from Reinking and also protect him from the community as "tensions are high". "Everyone should be able to go to a restaurant or church or school without fear".