Father of Man Accused in Waffle House Shooting Faces Two New Lawsuits
Two new lawsuits have been filed against a Morton man whose son is accused of killing four people and injuring three others in a shooting at a Nashville Waffle House.
The lawsuits were filed in Tazewell County on Monday - the anniversary of the shooting - against Jeffrey Reinking on behalf of a woman who was injured and another whose daughter was killed.
The lawsuits state Travis Reinking used a gun in the Waffle House attack that his father gave him after he was released from UnityPoint Methodist Medical Center’s mental health unit in violation of state law.
A third lawsuit filed last May by the brother of a victim claims Jeffrey Reinking was negligent in transferring guns to his son.
The Tazewell County State’s Attorney’s office charged Jeffrey Reinking last month with unlawful delivery of a firearm.