Waffle House Suspect's Relatives Say They're 'Heartbroken'

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Family members of a man charged in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House restaurant said they’re "heartbroken and devastated at the loss of life and injury."

Travis Reinking's family issued the statement Tuesday through Peoria, Illinois attorney Joel Brown.

Reinking faces multiple criminal charges, including criminal homicide, in the April 22 shooting that left four people dead.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reported the 29-year-old's relatives in rural Morton, Illinois said they're praying for the victims and their families and "for healing and peace."

The Reinkings also said they "anticipate that greater clarity will be revealed about the events leading up to this incident." Brown said the family had no additional comment for now.

Reinking was arrested a day after the shooting near his Nashville apartment.

The attorney released the family's statement in full:

The Reinking family is heartbroken and devastated at the loss of life and injury in Tennessee. The Reinkings pray for all of the victims and their families, for healing and peace. In time, and in the due course of understanding all of the facts of this tragedy, the Reinkings anticipate that greater clarity will be revealed about the events leading up to this incident.
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