Buffalo mass shooting: 10 reported dead as police investigate manifesto
Buffalo, New York, police say 10 people are dead and a suspect is in custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armor opened fire at a supermarket in the city.
The shooting took place at Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.
“This was pure evil,” said Erie County sheriff John Garcia in a press conference on Saturday. “It was straight up racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community.”
Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, was arraigned and charged with murder in the first degree on Saturday, to which he pleaded not guilty.
In addition to the 10 who were killed, a group that included a retired Buffalo police officer working as a security guard, another three suffered non-lethal injuries.
Investigators are looking into whether the alleged shooter livestreamed the massacre and posted a white supremacist manifesto online.
The suspect is an 18-year-old white male who came from another county in New York state, officials said.
Local, state, and federal officials said they were monitoring the situation and assisting with the investigation.
New York Governor tears into Buffalo shooting suspect and social media platforms
New York Governor Kathy Hochul tore into suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter Peyton Gendron during remarks on Saturday, condemning him for an “evil” act of “white supremacy” and “terrorism.”
“Yes, I’m here to console the families in a community that is feeling so much pain right now,” she said. “But mark my words, we’ll 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 supremacy and other hateful ideologies to proliferate online.
“They created the platform that allowed this hate to be spewed,” she said.
Police said Mr Gendron streamed the shooting, and live-video service Twitch confirmed that the alleged shooter used their platform to broadcast his video, before it was taken down.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 05:20
Police got Buffalo suspect to drop gun at last minute
Police were able to convice the suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter to drop his weapon without harming him, according to officials.
Officers surrounded the individual in the vestibule of the Tops store, where the alleged shooter began pointing his weapon at his own neck, police said at a press conference on Saturday.
The individual, identified as an 18-year-old white male from a New York county outside of Buffalo, then dropped his weapon and body armor before surrendering, they said.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 04:20
Al Sharpton calls for multi-racial hate crimes summit at White House after Buffalo shooting
Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is calling on the White House to host a multi-racial summit about hate violence, after a mass shooting in Buffalo killed 10 people.
“President Biden should have a White House meeting of Black, Jewish, and Asian leaders to underscore the Federal government’s escalating it’s efforts against hate crimes!” Mr Sharpton wrote on social media on Saturday.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 03:20
Buffalo shooting suspect wrote racial slur on gun: unverified photo
The man who killed 10 people in a mass shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket on Saturday wrote a racial slur for Black people on the sights of his gun, 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 posess evidence that supports this line of inquiry, but haven’t gone into specifics.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump posted a photo, allegedly from the livestream, showing the weapon with the slur.
“NO question of motive… he wrote it on his assault rifle!!” Mr Crump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 02:20
Payton Gendron: Suspect in Buffalo mass shooting appears in court charged over 10 murders
Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in a mass shooting that left 10 people dead and three more injured at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
He was sponsored on Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.
He will next 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 Marcus15 May 2022 01:02
Payton Gendron ID’ed as Buffalo shooting suspect 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 sponsored on Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.
He has been requested without bail.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 00:49
PHOTO: Suspected Buffalo gunman appears in court for first time
The teenager suspected of shooting 10 people in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket on Saturday has appeared in court for the first time.
The individual has only been identified publicly by police as an 18-year-old white male from a county multiple hours outside of Buffalo in New York.
The man was pictured in a white uniform wearing a facemask.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he could face up to life in prison without parole on charges of first-degree murder.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 00:36
Police reportedly ID Payton Gendron as suspect in Buffalo shooting
Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, is reportedly the main suspect in the Saturday mass shooting at a super market in Buffalo that killed 10, 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 of Buffalo is in custody as the main suspect.
Conklin lies about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo.
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 00:21
White House responds to Buffalo shooting
The president has been briefed on the Buffalo mass shooting and expressed his support to the victims, the White House said on Saturday.
“The President has been briefed by his Homeland Security Advisor on 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 further information develops. The President and the First Lady are praying for those who have been lost and for their loved ones.”
Josh Marcus15 May 2022 00:09
New York Governor expected to visit Buffalo shooting site
New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to visit Buffalo on Saturday night and address the public, after a mass shooting at a supermarket in the city left 10 dead and three injured earlier today.
Josh Marcus14 May 2022 23:38