Millennials who lost their lives in Waffle House shooting
James Shaw Jr. grabbed the barrel of the assault rifle that was used to kill four at a Waffle House, located in Antioch, a neighborhood in southeastern Davidson County, Nashville, Tennessee. While Shaw’s bravery is being revered, sadly, it was too late for restaurant worker Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, and customers Joe R. Perez, 20, Akilah Dasilva, 23, and Deebony Groves, 21, who were all killed.
Shaw grabbed the AR-15 and threw it over the counter while 29-year-old Reinking attempted to reload. According to police, dressed in a green coat, the brown hair- and brown eyed White man, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs approximately 180 pounds, initially opened fire from the parking lot before dawn on Sunday, April 22, 2018.
According to the Tennessean, here are details about the victims.
Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29, of Goodlettsville, was an employee of the Waffle House. He was fatally wounded while standing outside the restaurant.
Joe R. Perez, 20, of Nashville. Perez, a patron, was fatally wounded standing outside the restaurant.
Akilah Dasilva, 23, of Antioch, was wounded at the restaurant and died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
DeEbony Groves, 21 of Gallatin, was fatally wounded at the restaurant. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Two other people were shot and are undergoing treatment at Vanderbilt Medical Center — Shanita Waggoner, 21, of Nashville and Sharita Henderson, 24, of Antioch.
One of Reinking’s guns, a pistol, remains unaccounted for, according to police. An Illinois-resident, Reinking, who believed he was being stalked by Taylor Swift, is still a fugitive at press time.
One of the Top 10 Most Wanted, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to his arrest.