He may not want to call himself a hero, but I will.
But the courageous patron, identified as James Shaw Jr., 29, refused to call himself a hero.
“I just knew it was me or him. It was that type of scenario,” Shaw said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. “So I chose to go with what I wanted to go with and it worked.”
Shaw said that when the gunfire broke, a bullet grazed his elbow as he ducked for cover near the restaurant’s restroom. He said that when he saw the gunman look down at his weapon apparently to reload, he made his move.
“It was at that time I kind of made up my mind … that if it was gonna come down to it, he was going to have to work to kill me,” Shaw said.
This is also yet another case that illustrates that the best and fastest way to end a mass shooting event is to meet force with force as soon as possible. Let’s hope they find the killer very soon and lock him away.