The mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday was the latest in which officials believe the perpetrator was motivated by hatred. At a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood, authorities claimed the accused shooter murdered ten people and injured three more. Eleven of the victims are black people.
The attack occurred at a time when hate crimes are on the upswing across the United States. Hate crime reports in the United States in 2020 hit their highest level in 12 years, according to an FBI report released last year.
According to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn, Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, was charged with first-degree murder on Saturday. He has entered a plea of not guilty. Around 2:30 p.m., the suspect came at the business. According to authorities, he was heavily armed, wearing tactical gear, a helmet, and a camera while live-streaming his acts.
As he entered the business, he opened fire on an armed security guard, who investigators said was a retired Buffalo police officer. As a result of his injuries, the security guard perished. The perpetrator then shot eight additional persons in the business, six of whom died, according to the press release.
According to Buffalo police, when confronted by officers, the suspect removed some of his tactical gear and surrendered. Payton Gendron, a white supremacist adolescent, is accused of killing ten people in a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday, according to law officials.
The suspect Payton in the Buffalo shooting case has been kept under wraps by the investigators. Gendron has often accessed websites espousing white nationalist ideas and race-based conspiracy theories, according to preliminary inquiry.
Paul and Pamela Gendron had a son named Payton Gendron. Both work for the state Department of Transportation as civil engineers. According to reports, they are helping with their son’s inquiry. In Conklin, New York, he lived with his family.