A 29-year-old man saved numerous lives during Tennessee Waffle House shooting, police say
NASHVILLE — A 29-year-old man credited with saving numerous lives Sunday morning after he disarmed a man who opened fire on a Tennessee Waffle House said he was just trying to stay alive.
James Shaw Jr. said he saw an opportunity to tackle the man shooting into an Antioch Waffle House after feeling cornered. He said he doesn’t feel like a hero.
Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters Sunday morning that the Waffle House hero rushed the suspected shooter, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle he was carrying over the Waffle House counter.
“I don’t really know, when everyone said that, it feels selfish,” Shaw Jr. said. “I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it.”