Waffle House hero gives $240,000 to victims' families

Waffle House hero gives $240,000 to victims' families

May 17th, 2018 by The Tennessean in Local Regional News

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 24, 2018, file photo, James Shaw Jr. waves to the crowd and legislators inside the Tennessee House chambers at the Tennessee State House in Nashville, Tenn., as he is honored for disarming a shooter inside an area Waffle House. The White House says President Donald Trump has spoken with 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., a Tennessee man who wrestled a rifle away from a gunman at a Nashville Waffle House. (Larry McCormack/The Tennessean via AP, File)

Photo by Larry McCormack

NASHVILLE — James Shaw Jr., the Nashville man who stopped the Antioch Waffle House shooter last month, has met the families affected by a shooting spree there and handed over nearly a quarter of a million dollars he raised for them.

In a private ceremony Tuesday at Tennessee State University, Shaw distributed just over $240,000 to the injured victims and the families of Akilah DaSilva, DeEbony Groves, Taurean Sanderlin and Joey Perez, who died in the April 22 shooting.

The presentation took place to honor those killed and wounded in the assault at the restaurant.

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