In yet ANOTHER shooting at the ‘gun-free’ Waffle House, James Shaw Jr demonstrated real courage.
When it’s life-or-death, you do what’s got to be done. Or you wait for the inevitable.
James Shaw Jr was not about to wait for the inevitable. But he doesn’t think he’s a hero, either.
Some guy with a rifle had already fatally shot four victims by the time he was rushed by ‘don’t call me a hero’ James Shaw Jr.
“When I grabbed the barrel of the weapon it was hot, but I didn’t care. It was life or death,” said James Shaw Jr., a 29-year-old Nashville resident who found himself wrestling with the suspect after four people had already been fatally shot at a Waffle House bustling with wee hour patrons early Sunday in Nashville.
Shaw joined law enforcement officials and Nashville’s mayor at a news conference Sunday, some 12 hours after the shooting, his right hand bandaged. There he was singled out by Waffle House CEO Walter Ehmer, who was present and thanked Shaw for his bravery.
“You don’t get to meet too many heroes in life,” Ehmer said before addressing Shaw, who dabbed at tears in his eyes. “We are forever in your debt.” — Source: Time
He got there only shortly before the gunman did and was sitting at the counter. He heard shots ring out, and only when he saw a body on the floor, did he realize it was actually gunshots.
“I looked back and I saw a person lying on the ground right at the entrance of the door, then I jumped and slid … I went behind a push door — a swivel door,” Shaw said. “He shot through that door; I’m pretty sure he grazed my arm. At that time I made up my mind … that he was going to have to work to kill me. When the gun jammed or whatever happened, I hit him with the swivel door.” — Source: Time
He then wrestled for control of the gun, ignoring the heat of the barrel as he wrestled the rifle away from the attacker.
“He was kind of cussing while we were wrestling around. When I finally got the gun he was cussing like I was in the wrong,” he said. “It wasn’t any kind of talking between us; I just knew I just had to get that away from him.”
Of the gun, he added: “I grabbed it from him and threw it over the countertop and I just took him with me out the entrance.”
Shaw said after getting the man out of the Waffle House, he then ran one way and saw the suspect, naked save for a jacket, going another way. — Source: Time
What did his dad say?
‘Don’t do that again’.
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Everyone does that.
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