Trump talks with man hailed as hero in Waffle House shooting
Updated 4:52 pm, Monday, May 14, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has spoken with a Tennessee man who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman at a Waffle House.
White House spokesman Raj Shah says Trump and 29-year-old James Shaw Jr. spoke Monday. Shah had no other details about the conversation.
Shaw and a friend were dining at a Waffle House in Nashville on April 22 when a gunman wearing only a jacket opened fire outside with an AR-15 rifle before storming the restaurant. Four people were killed. Shaw and three others were injured.
Shaw has been hailed as a hero for wrestling the rifle away and throwing it over a counter.
The suspect, 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was apprehended the next day. Reinking faces charges of criminal homicide and attempted criminal homicide.