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Waffle House hero releases documentary in memory of shooting victims

(Courtesy James Shaw Jr.)

Proclaimed Waffle House hero, James Shaw Jr., released a documentary in memory of those killed in the April 22 shooting.

The video was released at 3:25 a.m. on Shaw's social media pages. Featured in the video is the day he presented the victim's families with the money he raised for them via GoFundMe.

View the documentary below:

Shaw released the video on the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting in which four young lives were lost and another four people were injured.

Metro Nashville Police officers are hosting their "Coffee with a Cop" at the Waffle House along Murfreesboro Pike.

As patrons make their way to the restaurant, they are greeted with four crosses for the victims and notes of encouragement and prayers.

For the past month, the Waffle House location has been fundraising for the victims' families as 100 percent of proceeds will be donated.

Mass Waffle House shooting

On April 22, 2018, a gunman entered a Waffle House along Murfreesboro Road in Antioch, Tennessee, and shot four people to death.

The accused gunman, Travis Reinking, also shot and injured four others, including James Shaw Jr., who was able to wrestle the AR-15 from Reinking.

The shooter fled, prompting a 36-hour manhunt which neighbors described as "sheer terror" and caused lockdowns at schools.

At about 1 p.m. the next day, a Fentress County couple spotted Reinking going into the woods behind an apartment complex near the 5000 block of Mountain Springs Drive. Police arrived on scene and took Reinking into custody.

Reinking was charged with four counts of murder and booked into Metro Jail with a $2 million bond -- which was later revoked. More charges were added against Reinking, including four counts of attempted murder and unlawful gun possession in the commission of a violent felony.

Reinking's May 7 court date was pushed back, pending a mental health evaluation. A gag order has been issued in the case.


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