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In this Monday, April 23, 2018 photo, Travis Reinking, suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant, is escorted into the Hill Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., Monday, April 23, 2018. (Lacy Atkins/The Tennessean via AP)

Accused Waffle House shooter will undergo mental health evaluation before new court date


Updated May 07, 2018 01:18 PM EDT


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) - Accused Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking will undergo a mental health evaluation before his new court date.

Authorities are waiting on a mental evaluation for Reinking, who is charged with four counts of murder.

Metro Nashville Police say he opened fire with an AR-15 inside the restaurant along Murfreesboro Pike on April 22. Police say Reinking was nearly naked and wearing only a green jacket when he was shooting people inside and outside the Waffle House. Authorities said several other people were injured, including James Shaw Jr., who wrestled the gun away from Reinking and has been hailed a hero.

A spokesman for the district attorney's office said a judge has issued a gag order.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man accused of killing four people by opening fire outside a Waffle House and storming the restaurant is due in court.

Travis Reinking is facing multiple charges, including four counts of criminal homicide. It is not clear if he will attend the hearing set for Monday or if there will be any testimony.

Online records of the Davidson County Sheriff's Office show he is being held without bond in a secure area of the Metro Nashville Jail.

Police say Reinking was nearly naked and wearing only a green jacket when he was shooting people with an AR-15 rifle inside and outside the restaurant. Authorities said four other people were injured, including a man who wrestled the gun away from Reinking.

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Reinking's lawyer has not returned an email seeking comment.

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