Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking found competent, murder case moving forward


Mass shooting suspect Travis Reinking has been found competent by the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute in Nashville.   

This clears the way for District Attorney Glenn Funk to present the murder case against Reinking to a grand jury.  Funk told News 2 he filed paperwork on Monday, but the process could take three to six months.  

In August, a medical evaluation found that Reinking was not mentally stable. Days later, on Aug. 22, a psychologist testified that Reinking was “mentally ill” and wasn’t competent to stand trial at the time.  

Reinking received treatment at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, which is a locked down secure facility with 24-hour surveillance, beginning Aug. 23. 

He returned to jail on Oct. 15. 

PHOTOS: Mass shooting at Antioch Waffle House 

Reinking is accused of opening fire at an Antioch Waffle House on a Sunday, April 22, killing four people and injuring four others.  

He was on the run for 30 hours but was captured in some woods near Hobson Pike and Old Hickory Boulevard.  

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