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James Shaw Jr., Man Who Disarmed Waffle House Shooter, Says ‘I’m Not A Hero’ (Video)

James Shaw Jr. the man who disarmed the Waffle House shooter says he is “not a hero.” Get the scoop and see video.

James Shaw Jr.

James Shaw Jr., the 29-year-old man who disarmed a shooter inside of a Tennessee Waffle House early Sunday morning, says he’s “not a hero,” but there are many people who would gladly beg to differ.

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In a press conference, James said took action in that moment to save himself.

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.

But I don’t want people to think that I was the Terminator, or Superman or anybody like that.

It was just, I figured if I was going to die, he was going to have to work for it.

James Shaw Jr. ran into a bathroom when he realized the establishment was under attack.

Once inside, he quickly realized he was trapped. So, flight was no longer an option – he had to fight.

In the bathroom, it’s only one way in and one way out, and I was like, he’s going to have to work for this kill — for me, personally.

So, I just got a head full of steam, and I ran through the door. And it worked out like I wanted it to.

Watch video of James below as he recalls what happened.



In a post on his Instagram page, James reiterated that he is not a hero.



He may feel like he was acting selfishly, but his actions saved the lives of others.

For that, he is a hero.

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