Buffalo mass shooting update: Payton Gendron pleads not guilty to 10 murders after ‘pure evil’ supermarket attack

Mass shooting in Buffalo: 10 dead as police investigate manifesto

Buffalo, New York, police say 10 people are dead and one suspect is in custody after a man armed with a rifle and body armor opened fire on a supermarket in the city.

Filming took place at Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.

“It was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said at a Saturday news conference. “This was squarely a racially motivated hate crime by someone outside of our community.”

Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, was arraigned and charged with first-degree murder on Saturday, to which he pleaded not guilty.

In addition to the 10 people killed, a group that included a retired Buffalo police officer working as a security guard, three others suffered non-fatal injuries.

Investigators are investigating whether the alleged gunman broadcast the massacre live and posted a white supremacist manifesto online.

The suspect is an 18-year-old white male from another county in New York state, officials said.

Local, state and federal officials said they were monitoring the situation and helping with the investigation.

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New York Governor rips Buffalo shooting suspect and social media platforms

New York Governor Kathy Hochul ripped into alleged Buffalo supermarket shooter Peyton Gendron during remarks on Saturday, condemning him for an “evil” act of “white supremacy” and “terrorism.”

“Yes, I am here to console the families of a community that is suffering so much right now,” she said. “But believe me, we will be aggressive in our pursuit of anyone who subscribes to the ideals held 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 out,” she said.

Police said Mr Gendron broadcast the shooting and live video service Twitch confirmed the alleged shooter used its platform to broadcast his video, before it was taken down.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 05:20

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Police asked Buffalo suspect to drop his gun at the last minute

Police were able to convince the suspected Buffalo supermarket shooter to drop his gun without harming him, officials say.

Officers surrounded the individual in the vestibule of the Tops store, where the suspected shooter began to point his gun 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 turning himself in, they said.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 04:20

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Al Sharpton calls for multiracial hate crime summit at White House after Buffalo shooting

Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is calling on the White House to hold a multiracial summit on hate violence, after a mass shooting in Buffalo killed 10 people.

“President Biden should host a meeting at the White House of Black, Jewish and Asian leaders to highlight the federal government’s stepping up efforts against hate crimes!” Mr Sharpton wrote on social media on Saturday.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 03:20

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Buffalo shooting suspect wrote racial slur on his gun: unverified photo

The man who killed 10 people in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday wrote a racial slur for black people on his gun sight, according to unverified footage of the massacre circulating on social networks.

Officials said they were investigating the shooting, which the suspect live-streamed, as a hate crime and had evidence to support that investigative lead, but did not give details.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump posted a photo, purportedly from the livestream, showing the gun along with the insult.

“NO motive…he wrote it on his assault rifle!!” Mr. Crump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 02:20

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Payton Gendron: Suspect in Buffalo shooting appears in court for more than 10 murders

Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, 18, was charged with first degree murder in a mass shooting that left 10 dead and three others injured at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.

He was arrested on Saturday evening and pleaded not guilty.

He will then appear in court in five days for a criminal hearing, according to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.

Josh Marcus has the details here.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 01:02

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Payton Gendron identified as suspect in shooting Buffalo and charged with murder

Payton Gendron of Broome County, New York, 18, was charged with first degree murder in a mass shooting that left 10 dead at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.

He was arrested on Saturday evening and pleaded not guilty.

He was remanded in custody without bail.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 12:49 a.m.

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PHOTO: The alleged 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 made his first court appearance.

The individual was only publicly identified by police as an 18-year-old white male from a county several hours from Buffalo in New York.

The man was pictured in a white uniform wearing a face mask.

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he could face life in prison without parole for first-degree murder.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 12:36 a.m.

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Police reportedly identify Payton Gendron as suspect in Buffalo shooting

Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, is believed to be the prime suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 people, The Associated Press reported, citing unnamed 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 about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 12:21 a.m.

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White House responds to Buffalo shooting

The president was briefed on the Buffalo shooting and expressed his support for the victims, the White House announced on Saturday.

“The President was 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 new information develops. The President and First Lady pray for those who have been lost and for their loved ones.

Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 12:09 a.m.

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New York governor expected to visit Buffalo shooting site

New York Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to travel to 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 in the day.

Josh MarcusMay 14, 2022 11:38 p.m.

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