Mental health and guns an issue after Waffle House attack

Staff Writer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) โ€” Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant.
Alerted to the theft of a BMW from a car dealer last week, officers decided against a risky police chase, knowing the car had a GPS device and could soon be located.
Sure enough, the car was recovered the same day, outside Reinking's apartment. But police didn't figure out who stole it until Sunday, after the Waffle House attack. By then, police say, the 29-year-old with a troubled past used an assault weapon โ€” the same AR-15 once seized from him at the FBI's request โ€” to kill four people and wound four others...To read more, please refer to our print or online edition.

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