Waffle House shooting victim's mom files $100 million wrongful death suit

Waffle House shooting victim's mom files $100 million wrongful death suit

July 11th, 2018 by The Tennessean in Breaking News

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)

Photo by Associated Press /Times Free Press.

The mother of one of the victims in the deadly mass shooting at an Antioch Waffle House filed a $100 million wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the shooting suspect and his father.

Akilah DaSilva, 23, was one of four people killed on April 22 when police say Travis Reinking used an AR-15 style rifle to spray the Murfreesboro Pike Waffle House with bullets. DaSilva's mother, Shaundelle Brooks, brought the wrongful death suit in Davidson County Circuit Court on behalf of her son.

The suit names Reinking, 29, and his father, Jeffrey Reinking, as defendants, accusing both men of "unconscionable conduct." Jeffrey Reinking's behavior, namely his decision to hand guns over to his son despite instructions from law enforcement, made him responsible for his son's actions, according to the suit.

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