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Lawsuit filed against gunman's dad in Waffle House shooting

Lawsuit filed against gunman's dad in Waffle House shooting”

A somber gathering was held at Tennessee State University on Tuesday night.

James Shaw Jr., the diner who risked his life last month disarming the Waffle House shooter, has collected his second badge for distinctive badassery - this one for presenting victims and their families with nearly $250,000 that he himself crowdfunded over the last three weeks.

"I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon", Trump said, as reported by NBC News.

Shaw's first order of business after disarming suspect Travis Reinking (once the hospital treated his own injuries) was to set up a GoFundMe for the shooting victims with a goal of raising $15,000.

According to a university statement, TSU President Glenda Glover welcomed the families to the school before everyone gathered for a brunch with Shaw and his parents.

Reinking, 29, is charged with four counts of criminal homicide, four counts of attempted homicide and one count of having a firearm while committing a risky felony in connection with the shooting.

A replica of the check was presented to the families during a luncheon and the amount will be evenly divided among the families. "I just want to say thank you".

Police say Travis Reinking had displayed signs of mental illness before his IL gun card was revoked last summer.

Four balloons later were released on the university's campus in remembrance of those killed.

"The conversation was a little lackluster, to be honest with you", James Shaw Jr.

Shaw said he was moved by the public recognition. "But it seems like it inspired so many people throughout the world".



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