Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw Jr. raises $165,000 for victims | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Waffle House shooting hero James Shaw Jr. raises $165,000 for victims

Just hours after he pried a rifle from a gunman who'd opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee, James Shaw Jr. launched a fundraiser to help the victims' families.

That GoFundMe campaign by Thursday afternoon had raked in just under $165,000 -- 11 times its goal -- since the attack Sunday left four people dead.

Meantime, the Antioch, Tennessee, restaurant has pledged to donate all its proceeds for the next month to the families of the deceased and living victims.
And a New York man launched an online fundraiser to benefit Shaw that had raised $175,000 from more than 5,500 donors.

Tennessee lawmakers this week also paid tribute to Shaw, 29, for his heroism and his compassion for the victims. The state General Assembly officially recognized his heroism, along with his "penchant for honesty," in a joint resolution.

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