Mass shooting in Buffalo: 10 dead reported as police investigate manifesto
Ten people are dead and one suspect is in custody after a gunman with a rifle and body armor opened fire on May 14 at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York.
Filming took place at the Tops Friendly Market on the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.
“It was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said in a news conference on Saturday. “It was a racially motivated hate crime by someone outside of our community.”
Eighteen-year-old Payton Gendron, of Broome County, New York, about 200 miles from the shooting, was charged Saturday and charged with first-degree murder, to which he pleaded not guilty.
A total of thirteen people were shot. Among the victims were 11 blacks. Three people suffered nonfatal injuries.
According to investigators, the shooter broadcast the massacre live and posted a white supremacist manifesto online.
In a statement, President Joe Biden said, “Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act committed in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is contrary to everything we stand for in America.”
Joe Biden: “Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act committed in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is contrary to everything we stand for in America”
In a statement late Saturday night, President Joe Biden said, “We mourn the families of 10 people who senselessly lost their lives and all who are suffering the physical and emotional wounds of this horrific shooting.”
The president said the Bidens are “grateful for the courage of law enforcement members and other first responders who took immediate action to protect and save lives,” while the family “pray for the victims and their families and their hearts.” . Land is with the people of Buffalo.”
“We still need to learn more about the motivation for today’s shooting while law enforcement goes about its business, but we need no more to state a stark moral truth: A racially motivated hate crime is abhorrent to the very fabric of this nation. ” he said. “Any act of domestic terrorism, including an act committed in the name of a repugnant white nationalist ideology, is contrary to everything we stand for in America. Hate must not have a safe haven. We must have everything in our Do those in power to end domestic hate-fueled terrorism.”
Alex WoodwartMay 15, 2022 2:19 p.m
What we know about suspects in Buffalo mass shootings
Here’s what we know so far about the suspect in the Buffalo mass shooting and the investigation into the May 14 killing of 10 people.
Alex WoodwartMay 15, 2022 2:16 p.m
New York governor attacks Buffalo, shooting suspects and social media platforms
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul attacked alleged Buffalo supermarket gunman Peyton Gendron during a speech Saturday, condemning him for an “evil” act of “white supremacy” and “terrorism.”
“Yes, I’m here to comfort the families in a community that is going through so much pain right now,” she said. “But mark my words, we will aggressively pursue 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 spread online.
“You created the platform that made it possible to spit that hate out,” she said.
Police said Mr Gendron streamed the shooting and live video service Twitch confirmed the suspected gunman used its platform to broadcast his video before it was removed.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 5:20 am
Police made Buffalo’s suspect drop the gun at the last minute
According to officials, police were able to convince the alleged Buffalo supermarket shooter to drop his gun without injuring him.
Officers surrounded the person in the front of the Tops store, where the suspected gunman began pointing 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 surrendering, they said.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 4:20 am
Al Sharpton calls for summit on multiracial hate crimes at White House after Buffalo shooting
Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton is calling on the White House to host a multi-ethnic summit on hate violence after a mass shooting killed 10 in Buffalo.
“President Biden should host a White House meeting with Black, Jewish and Asian leaders to underscore the federal government’s escalating efforts against hate crimes!” Mr. Sharpton wrote on social media on Saturday.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 03:20
Buffalo shooting suspect wrote racial slur on gun: unconfirmed photo
The man who killed 10 people in a mass shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday wrote a racial slur against black people across the sight of his gun, according to unconfirmed images of the massacre circulating on social media.
Officials said they are investigating the shooting, which the suspect live-streamed, as a hate crime and have evidence supporting that line of inquiry, but have not gone into specifics.
Civil rights attorney Ben Crump posted a photo, allegedly from the livestream, showing the insult gun.
“NO question of motive… he wrote it on his assault rifle!!” Mr. Crump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 2:20 am
Payton Gendron: Buffalo mass shooting suspect appears in court charged with over 10 murders
Payton Gendron, of Broome County, New York, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in a mass shooting that killed 10 and injured three others at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
He was charged Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.
He will appear in court for a felony hearing in five days, according to Erie County District Attorney John Flynn.
Josh Marcus has the details here.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 1:02 am
Payton Gendron is identified as a suspect in the 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 killed 10 at a convenience store in Buffalo, New York on Saturday.
He was charged Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.
He was taken into custody without bail.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:49
PHOTO: Buffalo shooter suspect makes first appearance in court
The teenager suspected of shooting 10 people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York on Saturday has 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 outside of Buffalo, New York.
The man was pictured in a white uniform with a face mask.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said he could face a life sentence without parole for first-degree murder.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:36
Police reportedly identified Payton Gendron as a suspect in the Buffalo shooting
Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, is reportedly the prime suspect in Saturday’s mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket that killed 10 people, 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 being held as a prime suspect.
Conklin is about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo.
Josh MarcusMay 15, 2022 00:21