The 29-year-old hero from Waffle House shooting: ‘I saw the opportunity and I took it’


James Shaw Jr.; Hero; Waffle House


James Shaw Jr. cried at least four times Sunday after a tragic morning where he wrestled a gun away from a shooter at an Antioch Waffle House

The shooting left four dead and injured numerous others.

The first time Shaw Jr. cried was in an ambulance at 4 a.m. while he was transported to the hospital for a gunshot wound. One of the paramedics asked Shaw Jr. questions while checking his blood pressure.

“He asked if I had kids,” Shaw Jr. said. “I thought I could have possibly never seen my daughter again. That hurt.”


Jason Gonzales

The Tennessean




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