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Waffle House Shooting Victim's Family Files Suit Against Suspect, His Father

Posted: 9:26 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-12 02:27:49Z

The family of Waffle House shooting victim, Akilah Dasilva, has filed a civil lawsuit against the suspect, Travis Reinking and his father.

Reinking was accused of killing four people when gunfire erupted inside the Antioch Waffle House.

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

Friends called him a “passionate” musician who was pursuing a career in musical engineering at MTSU.   

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His family filed the suit Wednesday morning, saying:

“The purpose of this lawsuit is to honor my son’s beloved memory, hold those responsible for his death fully accountable, and help ensure that nobody else’s family ever has to experience the sorrow and horror that we have.”

Reinking allegedly used an AR-15 style rifle in the rampage, a weapon reportedly given to him by his father after police revoked Reinking's Illinois gun card last summer.

This is the second lawsuit filed by a victim's family against Reinking's father. 

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