>> Thank you also.>> Waffle House diner, James Shaw just wanted to live. When a nearly nude gunman opened fire early Sunday at this Waffle House near Nashville, Tennessee, Shaw says he had no choice.>> You have to either react or you're going to fold, and I chose to react because I didn't see any other way of me living, and that's all I wanted to do, I just wanted to live.
>> In reacting, Shaw became a hero to many. During a break in the gunfire, Shaw dashed at the gunman and wrestled away the AR-15 assault-style rifle. His fast actions were credited with saving lives though he dismissed the idea that he was a hero.>> So I'm not a hero.
I'm just a regular person. I think
After losing the gun, officials say the suspect, identified as 29 year old Travis Ranking fled, leaving behind three victims, a fourth person later died at the hospital. Officials recovered two magazines containing additional ammunition for the rifle. The magazines were found in the suspect's jacket left nearby.
>> He clearly came armed with a lot of firepower intending to devastate the South Nashville area.>> Investigators have also learned that Ranking had being arrested last year for being in a restricted area of the White House and that the same rifle was confiscated by authorities in Illinois last year at the FBI's request.
They say the authorities returned the rifle and three other weapons to Ranking's father, who later gave them back to his son. Investigators have searched Ranking's home and found one of the weapons, leaving two unaccounted for. Ranking, meanwhile, remains on the run.