• The Latest: 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local):

    7:45 p.m.

    A man accused of killing four people with an AR-15 rifle at a Tennessee Waffle House has been formally charged with four counts of criminal homicide and is being held on a $2 million bond.

    Court records say 29-year-old Travis Reinking was charged Monday. He is due in court Wednesday.

    Police say Reinking was wearing a green jacket and nothing else Sunday when he stormed the restaurant in southeast Nashville and opened fire with the military assault-style rifle, first in the parking lot and then inside. Police credited a quick-thinking customer who wrestled the gun away from preventing more bloodshed.

    Authorities say Reinking fled the scene after the scuffle with the restaurant patron. The suspect was captured Monday after an intense manhunt with local and federal police officers that lasted more than a day.

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    5:15 p.m.

    Police in Colorado say the man suspected of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House restaurant complained in 2017 that pop star Taylor Swift was stalking him.

    Salida Police Chief Terry Clark said the March 18, 2017, incident was the only contact his officers had with Travis Reinking. Clark said an officer met with Reinking but felt the complaint was obviously false.

    Clark said investigators believe Reinking came to Salida for a job with a crane company and stayed about six months, leaving in either March or April of 2017. The mountain town of about 5,000 is a draw for white-water rafters and mountain bikers.

    Clark also said the U.S. Secret Service contacted Salida police after Reinking was arrested last July for refusing to leave a restricted area near the White House.

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    5 p.m.

    Democratic Tennessee lawmakers want tighter gun laws after this weekend's deadly Waffle House shooting.

    Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro told news reporters Monday his amendment would make it illegal for someone to have or buy a gun if that person was ordered not to by a state or federal court in Tennessee or another state.

    He says the proposal would outlaw loaning or giving that person a gun. And if a gun were confiscated, it would ban the gun's owner from returning it to the person from whom it was confiscated.

    Yarbro says the change would make it illegal for someone who failed a background check to then buy from a private gun seller.

    The proposal would require the Republican-led General Assembly's action in the final days of its annual legislative session. GOP leaders have largely resisted calls for more gun restrictions.

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    2:45 p.m.

    A federal official says the father of the man suspected of fatally shooting four at a Nashville Waffle House could face charges for returning guns that were taken from him after an incident last year at the White House.

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent Marcus Watson said at a news conference Monday that Jeffrey Reinking's act of returning the guns to his son is "potentially a violation of federal law."

    Travis Reinking is accused of shooting four people to death early Sunday morning in Nashville. He was captured by authorities Monday afternoon.

    Reinking's right to own guns was revoked by Illinois authorities after he was charged with "unlawful entry" at the White House last July. He was demanding a meeting with President Donald Trump.

    Illinois authorities returned the guns to Reinking's father, who lives in Illinois. Authorities say the younger Reinking moved to Nashville last fall.

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    2 p.m.

    Police say the suspect in the shooting that killed four at a Waffle House in Nashville had a gun in a backpack when they arrested him.

    Metropolitan Nashville Police Department Lt. Carlos Lara said at a news conference Monday that 29-year-old Travis Reinking had a loaded semi-automatic gun, .45-caliber ammunition, a flashlight and a holster in the backpack.

    Lara says construction workers told officers a person matching the suspect's description walked through the area and into woods. He says that when confronted, the suspect lay down on the ground and officers cuffed him.

    Four people were fatally shot early Sunday at a Waffle House. A patron wrestled the gun away, and the gunman fled.

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    1:30 p.m.

    Authorities say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a Waffle House in Nashville has been arrested.

    Metropolitan Nashville Police announced Monday on Twitter that 29-year-old Travis Reinking was taken into custody not far from his apartment. Photos posted by police in Nashville showed him clothed and in a police car.

    Police and agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol had mounted a massive manhunt following the slayings early Sunday.

    Police say Reinking was nearly naked and brandishing an assault-style rifle when he opened fire in the parking lot and then stormed the restaurant. Four people killed, four others were injured.

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    1:10 p.m.

    Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle.

    Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday.

    Other details were not immediately available.

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    11:55 a.m.

    Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a local Waffle House stole a BMW car several days earlier.

    Metro Nashville Police spokesman Don Aaron told news reporters Monday that 29-year-old Travis Reinking stole the car on the preceding Tuesday from a BMW dealership in nearby Brentwood. Police chased it but opted to track the car via a GPS device. It was recovered the same day at Reinking's apartment complex- however, authorities did not know Reinking's identity at the time.

    Aaron also said a report of shots fired Monday near a police staging area was not related to the search for Reinking, who remained at large. Police were searching a wide area, and expected soon to have Reinking's photo posted on billboards.

    Aaron said Reinking has "exhibited mental instability," and may still have a handgun. He urged citizens to be vigilant.

    Four people were fatally shot early Sunday at a Waffle House. A patron wrestled the gun away, and the gunman fled.

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    10:55 a.m.

    Gunshots have been reported near a church that police are using as a staging area in the hunt for a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people at a Waffle House in Tennessee.

    Late Monday morning, The Tennessean reported multiple shots were fired near Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Nashville. It was unclear whether the shots were connected to the search for the 29-year-old suspect.

    Burnette Chapel, five miles from the Waffle House, was the scene of a mass shooting during a Sunday morning worship service last September in which one person was killed and six others wounded.

    Police believe Travis Reinking may be armed with one of the guns seized from him last year after he tried to enter the White House to see President Donald Trump.

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    1 a.m.

    Police are warning residents of a Nashville neighborhood to watch out for a suspect in a Waffle House restaurant shooting that killed four people.

    Authorities say more than 80 Nashville police officers continued to search for Travis Reinking early Monday.

    Agents with the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and troopers with the Tennessee Highway Patrol were also assisting in the manhunt as disturbing reports about Reinking's past behavior came to light.

    Officials with the Nashville public school system say schools will go into "lock-out" mode if Reinking isn't found in time for class Monday.

    Police say Reinking was nearly naked and brandishing an assault-style rifle when he opened fire in the parking lot and then stormed the restaurant. Four people killed, four others were injured.

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