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Waffle House hero to be honored in Huntsville

James Shaw Jr. will be honored Saturday at Oakwood University Church in Huntsville for disarming a gunman at a Waffle House in Nashville, Tennessee.

Posted: Apr 25, 2018 1:59 PM
Updated: Apr 25, 2018 3:41 PM

This weekend, James Shaw Jr. from Nashville, Tennessee will be honored at Oakwood University Church in Huntsville. 

Shaw was hailed a hero after he wrested a rifle away from alleged shooter Travis Reinking at a Nashville Waffle House restaurant on Sunday. Four people were killed and two were injured in the attack. Shaw's arm was grazed by a bullet and he suffered a burn from grabbing the rifle's barrel. 

At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, Oakwood University Church and Breath of Life Television Ministries will recognize Shaw for his bravery and he will address the audience. The event is open to the public. 

The Tennessee General Assembly recoginzed Shaw this week for his heroism in a joint resolution.

Reinking was arrested Monday after a woman spotted him walking through a construction site. His $2 million bond was revoked by a Tennessee judge on Tuesday.

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