Silver Lining: Fundraiser for Waffle House hero exceeds $181k

  • Silver Lining: Fundraiser for Waffle House hero exceeds $181k

Silver Lining: Fundraiser for Waffle House hero exceeds $181k

James Shaw Jr., the Tennessee man widely proclaimed "a hero" for disarming the crazed Waffle House shooter, has raised almost $170,000 for the families of the four people killed in the Sunday morning massacre.

In a tweet, the vice president thanked James Shaw Jr. for his courageous actions while acknowledging the tragic shooting that took place in Tennessee early Sunday. He kept an eye out for the gunman, and as soon as there was a pause in the shooting, Shaw ambushed him.

Shaw was recognized for his bravery this week by Tennessee lawmakers. He tossed it behind the counter, and the gunman fled.

It was then that he realized he was hearing gunshots.

"They'll be talking loud at night, knock on the windows and walk off, and I don't know who it is", Reinking said in the clip. "It was just, I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it", he said, insisting that his was a selfish act. "I'm OK though, but I hate that it happened". "I look, he's like, 'Come on we got to go, we got to go, ' and he's kind of got a limp".

Reinking was arrested Monday and charged with four counts of criminal homicide, four counts of attempted murder and one count of unlawful gun possession in the commission of a violent felony.

"Please don't let someone like James Shaw Jr. fade so quickly from our memories", former Minneapolis police chief Tim Dolan said in a letter to the Star Tribune this week. "I do take pride in him helping save the lives of other people".