President Trump spoke Monday with James Shaw Jr., the man who stopped a gunman who opened fire at a Waffle House in Tennessee last month, the White House said Monday.
White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah said the president called Shaw on Monday morning and praised him for his “heroic actions and quick thinking” during the shooting last month.
“Mr. Shaw saved lives when he wrestled a gun from an active shooter who had opened fire,” Shah said. He said he did not know whether Shaw was invited to the White House.
Shaw, 29, rushed and disarmed the suspected gunman, Travis Reinking, when he opened fire with an AR-15 rifle at the Nashville-area Waffle House. Shaw wrestled the firearm away from Reinking when he went to reload his gun.
Four people were killed and at least seven were injured in the shooting.
On Sunday, Shaw met with survivors from the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.