The Tennessee Waffle House, in which four people were shot, was reopened on Wednesday with tears and a solemn tribute to the dead when the company said it would donate a month to sell the restaurant to the injured survivor and To help families of the murdered. 19659002] Employees wore orange ribbons and hugged each other as a steady stream of customers came in to order food and show support.
Among those killed, a man with an AR-15 rifle opened the fire in the parking lot and stormed the restaurant. Early Sunday morning there was an employee, Taurean Sanderlin, 29, and three customers. Four people were injured.
Proceeds from the next 30 sales days in the store go to the families of the four killed and the two who remain in the hospital, said Pat Warner, spokesman for Waffle House.
One of the employees who worked during the attack cried and knelt in front of the restaurant, in front of four white crosses with the pictures and names of the victims.
The woman, who still had scratches on her face, said she could not speak.
One of those who died in the carnage was Joe Perez, a 20-year-old customer from Nashville. His parents, who traveled from Texas to Nashville, signed the cross with their son's name and the three others. They also did not want to speak.
Also killed was Akilah Dasilva, a 23-year-old student at Middle Tennessee State University who was known to independent musicians and record companies in the city. DeEbony Groves, a 21
It was the staff who wanted to get the restaurant up and running, Warner said.
"I think it's part of the 'healing process' for them," Warner said.
One of the day's first customers bought about $ 8 worth of food, but then left $ 100, Warner said.  A steady stream of customers came and said that they wanted to help victims.
"I saw that they were reopened and that all incoming funds went to the families of the victims, and I said," Okay, I should Come in and have something and contribute in a small way. "" Michael Harrison said as he entered the restaurant.
Meanwhile, a sound recording released by a computer repair shop shows that the shooting suspect feared someone would use his laptop
The owner of Dang It Repair said Travis Reinking first brought his computer to the shop because he thought someone had int hacked it o. But a recorded phone conversation between Reinking and e An employee of the shop shows that he was also afraid that the company would have manipulated his computer.
A man wearing only a green jacket and swinging an assault rifle attacked the restaurant early Sunday. Police bank officer James Shaw Jr. decides to disarm the gunslinger and prevent further bloodshed
The gunman fled and led the police in a massive manhunt that lasted more than 24 hours before being captured
] Reininking, 29. He faces several lawsuits, including four cases of criminal homicides. A public defender listed as his lawyer has not responded to an e-mail.
Police say she still has no motive for the crime.
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He was arrested by the secret service in July after venturing into a prohibited area on the White House and demanding to meet with President Donald Trump.
A John Turley, a friend and former associate in Colorado, told The Associated Press that during the months they knew each other, he had never seen evidence of Reinking's violence or aggression.
"I can not tell you why he did what he did," Turley said Wednesday. "The person I knew would not have done that." Turley added, "He just seemed too passive."
Turley also said that Reinking never professed loyalty to anti-state beliefs, nor did he seem racist or advocating white supremacy.
A Salida, Colorado The police report quotes Turley as saying that Reinking believed he was a "sovereign citizen" – defined by the FBI as an extremist who believes that he is not subject to federal law despite living in the United States. But Turley told The Associated Press that Reinking never voiced his convictions. Turley said he only told the Salida police what he had heard about Reinking in the news after the White House incident.