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James Shaw Heroically Stops Waffle House Shooter Who Was Arrested Today After Massive Manhunt

James Shaw Jr. grabbed the barrel of the assault rifle that was used to kill four at a Waffle House, located in Antioch, a neighborhood in southeastern Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee. While Shaw’s bravery is being revered, sadly, it was too late for restaurant worker Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, and customers Joe R. Perez, 20, Akilah Dasilva, 23, and Deebony Groves, 21, who were all killed.i

AR-15 (Metro Nashville PD)

Shaw grabbed the AR-15 and threw it over the counter while 29-year-old Reinking attempted to reload. According to police, dressed in a green coat, the brown hair- and brown eyed White man, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs approximately 180 pounds, initially opened fire from the parking lot before dawn on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

According to the Tennessean, here are details about the victims.

Taurean C. Sanderlin (Facebook)

Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, was an employee of the Waffle House. He was fatally wounded while standing outside the restaurant.

Joe R. Perez (Facebook)

Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville. Perez, a patron, was fatally wounded standing outside the restaurant.

Akilah Dasilva (Facebook)

Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, was wounded at the restaurant and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

DeEbony Groves (Faecbook)

DeEbony Groves, 21 of Gallatin, was fatally wounded at the restaurant. Two other people were shot and are undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt Medical Center — Shanita Waggoner, 21, of Nashville and Sharita Henderson, 24, of Antioch.

One of Reinking’s guns, a pistol, remains unaccounted for, according to police. An Illinois-resident, Reinking, who believed he was being stalked by Taylor Swift, is still a fugitive at press time. One of the Top 10 Most Wanted, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest.

The terrorist – Travis Reinking

5 things to know about James Shaw, the man who stopped Waffle House terrorist

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James Shaw Jr. saved lives after a terrorist attack at a Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee. According to reports by the Tennessean, a nude Travis Reinking walked into a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee, shortly after 3 a.m. He was armed with an AR-15 and shot six people, four died.

During Reinking’s attack, Shaw tackled the gunmen, took the weapon and threw it behind the counter of the restaurant. Here are five things to know about James Shaw Jr.
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James Shaw Jr. was grazed by a bullet during the attack. (Source: James Shaw Jr.)

Shaw Jr. attended church hours after the shooting

Shaw Jr. was rushed to the hospital following the shooting and was discharged a few hours after being treated for a gunshot wound to his arm. At 10 a.m., Shaw Jr. attended church with family and friends. Nashville Mayor David Briley also joined him at the service.

Shaw Jr. is a graduate of an HBCU, Tennessee State University

Shaw Jr. graduated from Tennessee State University and later studied to become a technician while at Brightwood College.

Shaw Jr. is reportedly employed by AT&T 

According to his Facebook page, Shaw Jr. works as a technician at AT&T. He also owns a business called iMount TV where he installs flatscreen TVs and surveillance cameras.

Shaw Jr. has a daughter

Shaw Jr. kept his composure following the shooting. However, he began to cry after the paramedics asked if he had any children. His daughter, Brooklyn, is 4 years old.

Shaw Jr. does not consider himself a hero

Shaw Jr. realized that he was cornered by the gunman and took a chance by tackling him. During a press conference, Shaw Jr. admitted that he was only concerned about saving his own life at the moment and did not consider himself a hero. However, the survivors of the attack are thankful that he was able to prevent the terrorist from taking more lives.

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