Family Of Waffle House Shooting Victim Files Second Lawsuit

Posted at 9:03 PM, Jul 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-14 16:52:47-04

The family of a Waffle House Shooting victim has filed a second lawsuit making it the third suit filed against the suspect in the fatal shooting.

Travis Reinking opened fire inside an Antioch Waffle House, killing four people.

Akilah Dasilva was inside the restaurant with his girlfriend and brother when he was shot. He was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he died.

His mother filed a lawsuit against Reinking and his father. The next day, his brother filed a lawsuit against Reinking's father.

Attorney Daniel Horwitz released the following statement:

"Out of respect for the criminal process, we will not be commenting on Travis Reinking’s case.  As to his father, however, let this lawsuit serve as a stark warning: If you entrust someone that you know to be both dangerous and mentally unstable with one of the most efficient purveyors of death in modern society, you will be held personally accountable for the consequences."

On behalf of the Reinking family, an attorney released the following statement Friday afternoon:

"A lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of
Tennessee by Attorney Daniel Horwitz against Jeffrey L. Reinking. The complaint and media comments offered by Mr. Horwitz contain numerous allegations that continue the unfortunate trend of factual inaccuracy and rush to judgment surrounding Jeffrey Reinking’s conduct. The complaint is filled with flawed legal argument, inappropriate hyperbole and shows what appears to be a greater desire for media coverage by a lawyer than finding the truth for a grieving family."

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