Early in the morning on April 22,
a man armed with a semi-automatic
rifle arrived at the Waffle House in
with intent to kill.
He succeeded in murdering 4 people,
but his gun was wrestled out of his
hands by a man named James Shaw Jr.
before he could do any more harm.
It would be impossible to tell the tale
of everyone affected by the events of
so instead we’ll shed some light on
three people with incredible stories
that have gone overlooked:
a father of four, his mother,
“I almost didn’t make it back,”
said Michael Garth Sr.
and the waitress
“this man is about to come around
the corner and kill my fiancé and me,”
said Virginia Stanley.
who changed both of their lives forever.