Buffalo Mass Shooting: 10 Dead Reported as Police Investigate Manifesto
Police in Buffalo, New York say 10 people have been killed and a suspect has been taken into custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armor opened fire at a supermarket in the city.
The shooting happened at Tops on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.
“This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said at a news conference on Saturday. “It was outright racially motivated hate crime by someone outside of our community.”
Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, was arraigned Saturday and charged with first degree murder, to which he pleaded not guilty.
In addition to the 10 killed, a group that included a retired Buffalo police officer who worked as a security guard suffered three more non-fatal injuries.
Investigators are investigating whether the alleged gunman livestreamed the massacre and posted a manifesto of white supremacy online.
The suspect is an 18-year-old white man who was from another New York state county, officials said.
Local, state and federal officials said they were monitoring the situation and assisting with the investigation.
New York governor cracks down on suspected Buffalo shooting and social media platforms
New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Saturday came in for suspected gunman Peyton Gendron, the Buffalo supermarket chain, and convicted him of an “evil” act of “white supremacy” and “terrorism.”
“Yes, I’m here to comfort the families in a community that feels so much pain right now,” she said. “But mark my words, we will be aggressive in our pursuit of anyone who subscribes to the ideals professed by other white supremacists.”
She also criticized social media companies for allowing white supremacism and other hateful ideologies to spread online.
“They created the platform through which this hatred could be spewed,” she said.
Police said Mr Gendron streamed the shooting, and live video service Twitch confirmed that the alleged gunman used their platform to broadcast his video before it was taken down.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 05:20
Police let Buffalo suspect drop gun at the last minute
Police were able to convince the suspected gunman of a Buffalo supermarket to drop his weapon without hurting him, officials said.
Officers surrounded the person in the vestibule of the Tops store, where the alleged gunman began pointing his weapon at his own neck, police said at a news conference on Saturday.
The individual, identified as an 18-year-old white male from a New York county outside of Buffalo, then dropped his gun and body armor before surrendering, they said.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 04:20
Al Sharpton Calls For Multiracial Hate Crime Summit At White House After Buffalo Shooting
Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton calls on the White House to host a multiracial summit on hate violence following a mass shooting in Buffalo that killed 10 people.
“President Biden should hold a White House rally of black, Jewish and Asian leaders to underline that the federal government is escalating its efforts to combat hate crime!” Mr Sharpton wrote on social media on Saturday.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 03:20
Buffalo shooting suspect wrote racist comments about gun: unverified photo
The man who killed 10 people in a mass shooting Saturday at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, wrote a racial slur to blacks about his gun visors, according to unverified images of the massacre circulating on social media.
Officials have said they are investigating the shooting, which the suspect livestreamed, as a hate crime and have evidence to support this line of investigation, but have not gone into details.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump posted a photo, reportedly from the live stream, showing the gun with the taint.
“NOT matter of motive…he wrote it on his assault rifle!!” Mr Crump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 02:20
Payton Gendron: Suspect in Buffalo mass shooting appears in court for more than 10 murders
Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in a mass shooting that killed 10 people and injured three others at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
He was arraigned Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.
He will then appear in court in five days for a felony hearing, according to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.
Josh Marcus has the details here.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 01:02
Payton Gendron identified as suspect in Buffalo shooting and charged with murder
Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in a mass shooting that left 10 people dead at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
He was arraigned Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.
He was taken into custody without bail.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:49
PHOTO: Suspected Buffalo shooter appears in court for the first time
The teenager suspected of shooting 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday has appeared in court for the first time.
The person has only been publicly identified by police as an 18-year-old white male from a county several hours outside of Buffalo, New York.
The man was depicted in a white uniform with a face mask.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he could face life in prison without parole on charges of first degree murder.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:36
Police Reportedly Identify Payton Gendron as Suspect in Buffalo Shooting
Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, is reportedly the prime suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that left 10 dead, the Associated Press reported, citing anonymous law enforcement sources.
So far, officials have only publicly confirmed that an 18-year-old white male from outside Buffalo is in custody as the prime suspect.
Conklin is located about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:21
White House responds to Buffalo shooting
The president has been briefed on the Buffalo mass shooting and expressed his support for the victims, the White House said Saturday.
“The president has been briefed by his homeland security adviser about the horrific shooting in Buffalo, NY this afternoon,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “He will continue to receive updates throughout the evening and tomorrow as more information comes in. The President and the First Lady pray for those who died and for their loved ones.”
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:09
New York Governor expected to visit Buffalo shooting site
New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to visit Buffalo on Saturday evening and address the public after a mass shooting at a supermarket in the city left ten people dead and three injured earlier in the day.
Josh MarcusMay 14, 2022 23:38