Vice President Pence on Thursday tweeted a message of thanks to the “Waffle House hero” after a shooting in a Nashville-area restaurant.
James Shaw Jr. was hailed as a hero and credited for saving lives after he wrestled the weapon away from the gunman last weekend. Four people were killed in the shooting.
Pence’s tweet came four days after the shooting and as the Trump administration has faced some criticism.
“Tragic shooting in Tennessee earlier this week,” Pence tweeted late Thursday. “Thanks James Shaw Jr. for your courageous actions to save lives and your continued efforts to help others. You’re an American HERO!”