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Nashville police arrest Waffle House shooting suspect after manhunt

Nashville police arrest Waffle House shooting suspect after manhunt

Restaurant customer James Shaw Jr., 29, burned his hand grabbing the hot muzzle of the assault weapon as he wrestled the gun away from Reinking.

Police captured Reinking on Monday after a daylong manhunt. "I just wanted to live".

"It's beyond belief that he could charge that man and take that weapon from him", Chief Steve Anderson of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said of Shaw during a news conference on Sunday.

Shaw was sitting with a friend at the restaurant early Sunday morning when police said a gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket opened fire outside.

"I normally don't get involved directly in these matters, but James' grace has inspired me to start this page to give him the support I feel he deserves", Ali wrote on the page, saying all funds will go directly to Shaw.

He said the whole moment seemed "light-switch" fast. 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.

"Kind of like a fish in a barrel type thing and I'm going to have to try to find some kind of flaw or a point in time where I can make this work for myself". That may not be popular. "That was my thought in that moment". Like Sanderlin, Perez was also killed outside the restaurant.

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Two people who were injured by the incident have been identified as 21-year-old Shanita Waggoner and 24-year-old Sharita Henderson, both of Nashville, according to ABC 13. Police say he was employed in construction for a while, and there would have been enough work in the booming city for him.

On Monday, Shaw attended a vigil for the Belmont student who was killed in the attack.

Reinking was disarmed by a man at the restaurant and fled.

Authorities said all four weapons - including a hunting rifle and handgun - were seized from Mr Reinking last July after he was arrested by the Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House.

He had demanded to see Donald Trump and had declared himself a "sovereign citizen" - a designation used by anti-government extremists, according to The Tennessean newspaper.

Jeffrey Reinking "has now acknowledged giving them back" to his son, Nashville police spokesman Don Aaron said.

Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspect in a quadruple homicide at a local Waffle House stole a BMW vehicle several days earlier.