TN lawmakers honor Waffle House hero

(RNN) – James Shaw, Jr. said his actions at a Tennessee Waffle House on Sunday were not heroic. He humbly claims he was just trying to escape alive.

Even so, his actions afterward have been remarkable.

On the same day he tackled a gunman and wrestled away his weapon, Shaw started a GoFundMe campaign for the families of the victims.

“I am creating this page to help the families of the victims from the shooting that took place at Waffle House in Antioch, TN. Please take the time to donate as all of the proceeds will be given to the families. Thank you again for your generosity and blessings,” Shaw wrote on the campaign page.

The campaign has brought in nearly $75,000.

Police took Travis Reinking into custody on Monday. He is suspected of shooting and killing four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, TN.

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Tennessee Waffle House reopens, donates sales to victims’ families

(CNN) – The Nashville-area Waffle House where a gunman killed four people over the weekend reopened its doors Wednesday morning for the first time since the shooting. And it has a plan to commemorate Sunday’s victims.

The Antioch, Tennessee, location has pledged to donate all its proceeds for the next month to the families of both living and deceased victims of the attack.

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“It’s nice to see them getting back to how it was before this all happened. Not that we’re trying to forget. I won’t forget. I’ll remember ‘T’ forever,” Chuck Cordero, a witness and friend of victim Taurean C. Sanderlin, told CNN affiliate WTVF.

“I’m looking forward to seeing my friends come back. I’ll be back tonight, I’ll keep coming back.”

The victims who lost their lives in Sunday’s shooting — Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva — were all young people of color.

Four white crosses outside the restaurant offer silent tribute to the slain victims. The restaurant is working on erecting a permanent memorial in their honor.

Alleged shooter Travis Reinking was arrested Monday after a woman spotted him walking through her construction site.

Court records show his $2 million bond was revoked by a Tennessee judge on Tuesday.

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