Lawsuit Filed Against Father of Accused Waffle House Shooter

The brother of a victim in April’s shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House has filed a lawsuit against the accused shooter’s father seeking $50,000. WMBD TV reports Christian Perez’s brother, Joe Perez, Jr., was one of four killed April 22 when Travis Reinking allegedly opened fire at the Waffle House in Tennessee. Monday, Christian Perez filed a suit in Tazewell County against Jeffrey Reinking, Travis’ father. Perez is the administrator of his brother’s estate. Police say Jeffrey has admitted to returning guns to his son, despite the revocation of his Firearm Owner’s Identification Card and knowing that his son had mental health issues when he returned the guns to Travis.