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Tennessee man who intervened in shooting honoured again

April 12, 2019 - 4:55 PM

NASHVILLE - A Tennessee man who has been called a hero for his intervention in a Waffle House shooting has been honoured again.

The U.S. Justice Department says in a news release that James Shaw Jr. received the Special Courage Award at the National Crime Victims' Service Awards in Washington on Friday.

Shaw was dining at a Waffle House in Nashville on April 22, 2018, 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.

He was honoured at a Nashville Predators game, spoke with President Donald Trump, and was praised by Vice-President Mike Pence.

News from © The Associated Press, 2019
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