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

Buffalo mass shooting: 10 dead as police investigate manifest

Police in Buffalo, New York, say 10 people are dead and one suspect is in custody after a man armed with a rifle and bulletproof vest opened fire at a supermarket in the city.

The shooting took place in Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue.

“This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said at a news conference on Saturday. “It was straight up a racially motivated hate crime from 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 who died, a group that included a retired Buffalo police officer who worked as a security guard, three others suffered non-fatal injuries.

Investigators are looking into whether the suspected 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, authorities said.

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

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New York Governor Slams Buffalo Shooting Suspect and Social Media Platforms

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

“Yes, I am here to comfort the families of a community that is feeling so much pain right now,” he said. “But mark my words, we will be aggressive in our pursuit of anyone who subscribes to the ideals professed by other white supremacists.”

He 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 thrown around,” he said.

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

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Police made Buffalo suspect drop gun at last minute

Police were able to convince the suspected Buffalo grocery store shooter to drop his gun without injuring him, according to authorities.

Officers surrounded the individual in the lobby of the Tops store, where the suspected shooter began pointing his gun at his own neck, police said at a news conference Saturday.

The individual, identified as an 18-year-old white male from a New York county outside of Buffalo, dropped his gun and bulletproof vest before surrendering, they said.

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Al Sharpton calls for multiracial summit on White House hate crimes after Buffalo shooting

Civil rights activist the Rev. Al Sharpton is calling on the White House to host a multiracial summit on 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 escalation of efforts against hate crimes!” Sharpton wrote on social media on Saturday.

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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 footage of the massacre circulating on social media.

Authorities 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 elaborated.

Civil rights attorney Ben Crump posted a photo, purportedly from the live stream, showing the gun with the slur.

“There is NO question of motive…he wrote it on his assault rifle!!” Crump wrote on Twitter on Saturday.

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Payton Gendron: Buffalo Mass Shooting Suspect Appears in Court Charged with 10+ Murders

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

He was arraigned on 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.

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Payton Gendron identified as suspect in Buffalo shooting 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 arraigned on Saturday night and pleaded not guilty.

He has been remanded in custody without bail.

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PHOTO: Alleged Buffalo gunman appears in court for the first time

The teenager suspected of shooting 10 people at a Buffalo, New York supermarket on Saturday appeared in court for the first time.

Police have only publicly identified the individual as an 18-year-old white male from a county several hours outside of Buffalo in New York.

The man was photographed wearing a white uniform and a face mask.

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

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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 killed 10, the Associated Press reported, citing anonymous law enforcement sources.

So far, officials have only publicly confirmed that an 18-year-old white man from outside Buffalo is in custody as the prime suspect.

Conklin is located about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo.

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White House responds to shooting in Buffalo

The president has been briefed on the mass shooting in Buffalo and expressed support for the victims, the White House said Saturday.

“The President has been briefed by his National Security Advisor about the horrific shooting in Buffalo, New York this afternoon,” Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. “He will continue to receive updates overnight and tomorrow as more information develops. The President and First Lady are praying for those who have been lost and for their loved ones.”

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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 city supermarket earlier today left 10 dead and three wounded.

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