Months before Travis Reinking was killed in Tennessee for a shooting that killed four people, he attempted to travel to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump.
Reinking, federal officials said He crossed a security barrier in the White House – an incident that led to his arrest and later led to the confiscation of his weapons and revocation of his firearms license in his native state of Illinois. But the four weapons would be in Reining's hands again after the authorities returned them to his father, officials said.
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Nashville police chief Steve Anderson said there was no clear motive, though Reinking, originally from Morton, Ill., Moved to the Nashville area last fall and may have "mental problems."
Reinking was arrested near the White House in July and sued for unlawful entry, a crime, officials said. Officials said there was not much evidence at the time that it posed any threat to the public. He was ordered to do 32 hours of community service and stay away from the White House for four months. The case against him was fired in November.
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While Huston said it was not clear how Reinking recovered the firearms, said Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron that his father "has now acknowledged returning it to his son."
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Reinking was fired from a job three weeks ago and later hired by another employer, Aaron said. Reinking had not been able to work since last Monday.
At the end of the winding gravel driveway of the Reinking family sat a deputy of the sheriff of Tazewell in a designated patrol car. The stately home was lit by an exterior accent lighting and some lights inside were on.
A relative of Reinking said the family has no comment.
Police reports filed in Illinois show earlier run-ins with authorities.
In May 2016, Tazewell County MPs were called to a CVS parking lot, where Reinking officials said pop singer Taylor Swift was chasing him and hacking his phone, and that his family was also involved, one Sunday said published report. Reininging agreed to go to a local hospital to repeatedly resist the request, the report said.
Another report from the sheriff's office said Juning, who was in community pool last June in Tremont, Illinois The investigators believed he had an AR-15 rifle in his trunk, but it was never issued
Colleen Daley, director of the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence, said on Sunday that mass shootings had become too commonplace.
"I mean, it's another tragedy … Congress, everything you do let thoughts and prayers, but we have to pass laws that will save lives d. You can go to breakfast and be shot. You can go to school and get shot, you can go to church, walk down the street, whether you're white or black, rich or poor, bullets are not pushing boundaries. "
Daley said there are several in Illinois There are laws to reduce gun violence, including the so-called "Red Flag" bill, a relative, a friend, or a member of the law enforcement agency who reports to someone in need whose rifles must be temporarily abducted. An affidavit to be reviewed by a judge is submitted, including information about the location and types of weapons the person owns.
The bill, called the Fatal Violence Order of Protection Act, would require that the person hand over to a local police agency any firearm, FOID card or undercover license. The person may request to return the confiscated firearm after the term has expired or the bill expires. He passed the Senate of Illinois in February, but was not confirmed by Parliament.
Similar bills have gained a handful of states, including Indiana, in the mass shooting of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., And already have red flags.
High caliber rifles have also become a flashpoint. Another law of Illinois would ban the sale of assault rifles nationwide, aided by the Small Arms Council.
"They are clearly the weapon of choice in these types of shootings," said Daley.
In an attack on Sunday, the authorities welcomed the customer he intervened to stop another bloodletting, James Shaw Jr., 29, as a hero – even though the father of a 4-year-old girl refused praise.
Shaw told reporters that at first he thought the shots would have fired at 3:25 am I fell panels. He said as he realized what was going on, he took cover behind a door as shots broke windows.
"I looked back and I saw a person lying right at the entrance of the door, then I jumped and slipped … behind a sliding door – a hinged door," said Shaw. "He shot through that door; I'm pretty sure he touched my arm. At that time, I decided that he needed to work to kill me. When the gun was jammed or whatever happened, I hit it with the revolving door.
He said it was then that they started to wrestle, they scolded each other as they shuffled, Shaw said, and he grabbed the hot barrel of the rifle and threw it over a counter.
The authorities said the gunman had dropped his jacket Nearby, the police found two AR-15 magazines with bullets in their pockets, he was seen naked on a street, officials said, but later he was in Pants, having apparently returned to his home, two of the weapons returned to Reinking's father, a long gun and a pistol, are missing after the police searched Reining's apartment.
The dead became customers identifies Akilah Dasilva, 23; Deebony Groves, 21; Joe R. Perez, 20; and restaurant worker Taurean Sanderlin, 29. A police statement said Perez and Sanderlin were killed outside the restaurant, Groves deadly had been shot and Dasilva was severely injured inside and later died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
A witness, Chuck Cordero, told local media that he saw the suspect from his pickup and immediately begin to shoot.
"When I saw him out of his pickup truck, all he had on was his jacket … No socks, no shoes, no underwear, just a jacket and an assault rifle," Cordero told Fox. Daughter WZTV.
While hiding under his car, Cordero watched as the shooter fired a few shots through the restaurant's glass windows before going in, Cordero said Shaw saved lives. "There were many more people in this restaurant," he told the Tennessean newspaper.
Shaw's right hand was bandaged at an afternoon news conference after she had grazed an apparent ball on one elbow. He also fell and hit his knee and landed in the hospital early Sunday morning. He added that he did not see himself as a hero, but he was sure that he would not be alive if he had not succeeded.
"I did not really fight this man to save everyone else, this may not be a popular thing," said Shaw, who grew up in the area, attended Tennessee State University, and worked as a wireless technician for AT & T is working.
But he said he was glad to save other lives as well.
Waffle House CEO Walter Ehmer joined several law enforcement officials at Sunday's press conference. He thanked Shaw for his courage.
"You do not meet too many heroes in life," said Ehmer, before addressing Shaw, who tears his eyes. "We are in your debt forever."
Chicago Tribune Contributed to Tony Briscoe and Elvia Malagon, and the Washington Post.