Police dispatched to a mass shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House originally went to the breakfast joint’s other location 9 miles away.
Members of the Nashville police department listened to a dispatcher call all cars to 816 Murfreesboro Pike, which is not where gunman Travis Reinking killed four people last month before fleeing.
A timeline and recordings published by WKRN showed that officers first responded to that address instead of 3517 Murfreesboro Pike, far farther away from central Nashville on the same road.
Nashville police say that officers, who received the correct address after a minute and a half, arrived at the right Waffle House at 3:32 a.m., five minutes after the first car arrived at the other location, which police were reportedly more familiar with and has been open longer.
Michelle Peterson of the Nashville Emergency Communications Center told WKRN that the error came because the original caller did not know the address of the Waffle House and the cell phone could not immediately be pinpointed.
James Shaw Jr. was praised with saving lives after wrestling an AR-15 assault rifle away from a semi-naked Reinking, who was captured after a tense day-long manhunt and faces murder charges.
Reinking, who showed signs of mental illness, had his gun license taken away by authorities in his home state of Illinois last year after an episode where he trespassed at the White House, but was able to regain access to his weapons after they were signed over to his father.