Man Who Wrestled Rifle Away From Waffle House Killer is Raising Money For Families of the Victims

James Shaw Jr. who saved the lives of several people in a Waffle House in Tennessee by wrestling a rifle away from a shooter, is raising money for the families of the victims.

Though Shaw is being called a hero, he describes himself as just a regular person. “I think anybody could have did what I did if they’re pushed. You have to either react or fall. I chose to react because I didn’t see any other way to live. I just wanted to live.”

According to Shaw’s Facebook page he is a wire technician for AT&T, a vegan, and the father of a four-year-old daughter. Though Shaw said he is not a greatly religious person, he went to church after the shooting. “I don’t want this to be a major moment in my life. I went to church to get past it,” he said.