Second civil lawsuit filed against Waffle House shooting suspect, father
A second civil lawsuit was filed Wednesday against Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking and his father, Jeffrey, by the family of 23-year-old Akilah DaSilva, one of the victims of the shooting. The $100 million wrongful death suit"seeks to hold both Defendants accountable for their unconscionable conduct."
DaSilva was one of four young victims shot and killed at the Waffle House in Antioch, Tenn. just after 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 22.
"Akilah DaSilva was a beloved son, brother, and budding musician who was pursuing a promising career in computer engineering at Middle Tennessee State University. He loved his family, photography, writing poetry, and directing music videos," the complaint, filed by DaSilva's mother, Shaundelle Brooks, states. "On April 22, 2018, Travis Reinking gunned him down with an AR-15 style rifle that had been returned to him by his father, Jeffrey Reinking, despite Mr. Reinking’s actual knowledge that his son was mentally unstable and posed a severe risk of harm to himself and others."
The civil suit filed Wednesday is the second such lawsuit filed. A similar complaint was filed against Travis Reinking and his father by the family of 20-year-old Joe Perez in May. That lawsuit claims Jeffery Reinking's negligent conduct caused Perez's death.
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