Waffle House Hero Releases Mini-Documentary

Video Meant To Honor Victims One Month Later

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man known as the Waffle House hero released a mini-documentary early Tuesday morning, to mark one month since the attack that left four people dead in Antioch.

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

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