Payton Gendron was a young man 18 years old. He was the suspect, in Buffalo Supermarket Shooting. Let us see who is Payton Gendron and all about the buffalo supermarket shooting suspect.
Who is Payton Gendron?
Authorities say the 18-year-old guy who shot and murdered ten people at a Buffalo grocery on Saturday afternoon was motivated by hatred.
Officials reported that the Tops Friendly Market, where the shooting occurred, is in the heart of Buffalo’s Black population, and that 11 of the 13 individuals shot by the White suspect were black.
At a news conference on Saturday, Erie County Sheriff John C. Garcia described the shooting as “pure evil,” calling it a “straight out racially motivated hate crime from someone outside of our community.”
According to a statement from US Attorney General Merrick Garland, the shooting is being investigated as a “hate crime and an act of racially motivated violent extremism.”
Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder on Saturday, according to Erie U.s. District Judge John J. Flynn. Buffalo is about a three-and-a-half-hour journey away from Conklin. He entered a not guilty plea.
All about Buffalo Supermarket Shooting suspect
He was dressed in combat gear
The suspect was heavily armed, wearing tactical gear, a helmet, and a camera that was live streaming his actions when he arrived at the store at 2:30 p.m., according to authorities. During the press conference, Flynn stated that the suspect had utilized an assault weapon.
According to Flynn’s news release, the suspect shot four persons outside the grocery store, three of whom died. He opened fire on an armed security guard, who authorities said was a retired Buffalo police officer when he entered the store. The security guy succumbed to his injuries and died. According to the press statement, the perpetrator shot eight more persons in the business, six of whom died.
He apparently used Twitch to live stream
Twitch, a major live streaming platform, confirmed on Saturday that the shooting suspect streamed a live broadcast during the attack. The user “has been indefinitely suspended from our service, and we are taking all appropriate action, including monitoring for any accounts rebroadcasting this content,” the business said.
A section of the live stream acquired by CNN shows the alleged shooter approaching a Tops store.
The footage was shot from the alleged shooter’s perspective as he drove into the supermarket parking lot. Before pulling into the front of the store, the person is seen in the rearview mirror donning a helmet and stating, “Just got to go for it.”
Customers can be seen going through the parking lot as the suspect approaches in the video.
Twitch removed the live stream less than two minutes after the violence began, according to a spokesman. When asked whether the suspect was actively firing when the live stream was terminated, the business could not immediately answer.
The alleged manifesto mentions the ‘dwindling size’ of the White population
Two federal law enforcement sources told CNN that investigators were studying a 180-page claimed manifesto that was uploaded online in connection with the shooting investigation on Saturday.
The manifesto was received by CNN independently immediately after the incident and before officials announced the suspect’s name. It is supposedly written by someone claiming to be Payton Gendron confessing to the attack.
According to the manifesto’s author, he had been buying ammunition for some time but didn’t start seriously organizing the attack until January. The author also discusses his observations of the shrinking White population and accusations of White ethnic and cultural replacement.
A section of the document is written as a series of questions and answers.
Most of the manifesto’s author’s opinions are attributed to the internet, and he characterizes himself as a fascist, White supremacist, and anti-Semite.
He’ll almost certainly face extra charges
According to the district attorney’s news release, Gendron was arraigned Saturday evening before Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah on one count of first-degree murder. Hannah informed that he pled not guilty. According to the press release, if convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in jail without the possibility of parole. Officials said there may be more charges to come.
“My office is investigating potential terrorism and hate crimes in conjunction with the US Attorney’s Office and our law enforcement partners. Additional charges may be filed as a result of the ongoing investigation “In a statement, Flynn said.
According to the announcement, Gendron will appear in court on May 19 for a felony hearing. He will be held without bail, according to the statement.
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