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James Shaw Jr.: Man who helped stop Waffle House shooter released mini-documentary

Posted: 4:09 AM, May 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-22 12:32:05Z
James Shaw Jr.: Man who helped stop Waffle House shooter released mini-documentary

The man who confronted and helped stop a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House has released a mini-documentary early Tuesday morning, to mark one month since the attack that left four people dead.

James Shaw Jr. released the video on YouTube . It's set to the Drake song "God's Plan," and shows the moments Shaw presented the families of the victims with large checks from a GoFundMe campaign Shaw launched after the shootings. Shaw presented the donations to the families privately last week on the campus of Tennessee State University.

Shaw raised more than $240,000 in the online campaign.

Shaw is credited with saving lives during the April shooting. He told police he was able to wrestle the gunman's AR-15 away from him. 

Shaw said in a social media post that the documentary is meant to honor the four victims: DeEbony Groves, Akilah DaSilva, Joe Perez, and Taurean Sanderlin.