James Shaw Jr Biography, Age, Daughter, Waffle House And Go Fund Me

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James Shaw Jr Biography

James Shaw Jr. is an American electrical technician. He is best known for disarming a gunman armed with an AR-15 style rifle during the Nashville Waffle House shooting in Antioch, Tennessee and saving lives as a result.

James Shaw Jr Age

James was born in 1988/1989 in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. He is 31 years old as of 2019.

James Shaw Jr Family

James was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the son of Karen and James Sr. He went to Hunters Lane High School. James graduated from Tennessee State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Later he  studied online at Brightwood College and earned an Electrical Technician diploma.

James Shaw Jr Daughter

James is a vegan. He has a daughter

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When the shooting began, James ran to the bathroom a bullet grazed his elbow and he realized there was no exit. When he saw the gunman point the rifle down, perhaps to reload or fix a jam, he lunged and wrestled the weapon away from him. The gunman was captured by police a few days later. While four people died in the attack, it is likely that his action saved the lives of more restaurant patrons. Afterwards, James established a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for the families of the four victims. Total donations raised by him surpassed US$200,000 in early May 2018. While he has been described as a hero by a number of people, including Tennessee authorities, he has said that he does not think of himself in those terms:

“I did that completely out of a selfish act. I was completely doing it just to save myself. Now, me doing that, I did save other people.”

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James Shaw Jr Go Fund Me

Yashir Ali launched a GoFundMe account Monday to help create a college fund for Shaw’s 4-year-old daughter.

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President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with the man who intervened during a deadly mass shooting at a Waffle House White House spokesperson Raj Shah said.

The President had a call with James to commend his heroic actions and quick thinking at a Waffle House in Tennessee . James  saved lives when he wrestled a gun from an active shooter who had open fired.
His heroism has been widely praised after he wrestled the gun away from a gunman at a Waffle House who killed four people. He also began a fundraiser to raise money for the victims and their families.

James Shaw Jr Occupation

James began working in the electrical field at the age of 18. In an interview, he stated that “… I’ve been destroying stuff and putting it back together since I was a little kid. I would take stuff apart and just hope I could reassemble it.”He started working at AT&T as a wire technician after graduating from Tennessee State University. At AT&T, James  installs internet, television, and phone connections in residences. He also manages his own company, Imount Electric.

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