James Shaw Jr., who disarmed a gunman who opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee on Sunday, has raised more than $170,000 in a fundraiser to help the victims' families, CNN reported.
Shaw, who wrestled a rifle away from the gunman and tossed it over the counter, launched a GoFundMe campaign that easily topped its $15,000 goal. Four people were killed during the early morning attack at the Antioch, Tennessee, restaurant.
Another GoFundMe campaign started by a New York man has raised more than $180,000 from more than 5,600 donors.
Shaw, 29, a graduate of Tennessee State University, said he was at a fraternity house party on Saturday night and decided to go to a Waffle House with some friends, The Tennessean reported. He was sitting with a friend at the counter when a gunman wearing only a green jacket opened fire outside the diner, police said.
Shaw crawled along the ground to a restroom area. As soon as there was a pause in the shooting, Shaw ambushed him.
"I figured if I was gonna die, he was gonna have to work for it," he told reporters.
Shaw suffered a wound on his elbow where a bullet grazed it.
Police arrested alleged shooter Travis Reinking 34 hours later, police said.
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