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Unarmed Hero Takes Down Waffle House Gunman: 'He is Going to Have to Work for This Kill'

Dan Andros : Apr 23, 2018 :

Police are seeking Travis Reinking, 29, as a person of interest in the murders. Call 615-862-8600 if you have any information.

[] James Shaw Jr. doesn't feel comfortable with the hero label, but despite his humility, he is every bit deserving. (Screengrab: James Shaw/USA Today video/via

Chaos broke at in the early morning hours at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee as a suspect entered and started shooting shortly after 3:00am. According to the Tennessean, the 29-year-old Shaw Jr. somehow managed to rush the shooter and take the rifle out of his hands.

"It feels selfish," Shaw said of being called a hero. "I was just trying to get myself out. I saw the opportunity and pretty much took it."

One of the shots grazed off his arm, but despite the obvious life threatening danger directly in front of him, he kept on charging.

"I was like 'Dang, I'm basically in a barrel. There is no place for me to go," Shaw recalled. The moment the killer paused ... Shaw took decisive action and rushed him head on...

Click here to read what happened next and watch Shaw explain on video.

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