ANTIOCH, TN — The police tape is down and the shattered glass windows replaced. The irons are hot once again and the coffee is fresh.
The Antioch Waffle House where four people were shot and killed Sunday re-opened Wednesday morning and company officials announced that for the next month, 100 percent of the location’s profits will go to the families of the four people killed – Taurean Sanderlin, 29, Joe Perez, 20, DeEbony Groves, 21, and Akilah Dasilva, 23.
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The restaurant company’s officials, who have been in Nashville since Sunday, said plans are in the works for a permanent memorial, as well.
At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, a shooter – identified by police as 29-year-old Travis Reinking – opened fire with an AR-15 at the crowded all-night restaurant, killing four and injuring two others before the rifle was wrestled away by James Shaw Jr. Reinking was arrested in a wooded area a mile from the restaurant Monday afternoon following a 34-hour manhunt. He is being held without bail in the Davidson County Jail on four counts of criminal homicide, four counts of attempted murder and a gun charge.
Photo via Metro Nashville Police