Tennessee Waffle House shooter believed to have stolen BMW from dealer days before

BMW Dealership theft suspect believed to be Travis Reinking-PHOTO: Brentwood Police.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Brentwood Police are investigating a vehicle theft and chase last week believed to be suspected Waffle House shooter Travis Reinking.

According to Police, a 2018 BMW X6 was stolen from the Mallory Lane dealership on Tuesday, April 17. Police say the suspect posed as a customer then made off with a vehicle key fob provided by a salesperson. Employees became suspicious after the suspect refused to provide ID.

Police spotted the stolen BMW driving on Concord Road near Wilson Pike and made an attempt to pull the car over but terminated the chase since the vehicle was equipped with GPS tracking.

Metro Police then found the stolen vehicle at Reinking's apartment complex. It was unoccupied at the time and processed for fingerprints.

Police found the key fob inside Reinking's apartment on Sunday in the wake of the Waffle House mass shooting. Charges for the crime are pending.

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