Grand jury indicts man in Buffalo supermarket shooting

BUFFALO, New York — The white man accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on first-degree murder. Assistant district attorney Gary Hackbush said the indictment of Payton Gendron, 18, was handed up Wednesday. Gendron, wearing orange clothing and mask, was silent … Read more

Man charged in Buffalo supermarket shooting due back in court

BUFFALO, New York — The white man accused of slaughtering 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket was scheduled to appear in court Thursday as authorities including the FBI continue to investigate the possibility of hate crime and terrorism charges. Payton Gendron, 18, livestreamed the attack from a helmet camera before surrendering to police outside … Read more

Governor Hochul to unveil proposals to strengthen NY’s gun laws in wake of Buffalo shooting

NEW YORK (WABC) — New York already has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, but are they working? Governor Kathy Hochul will outline some proposals Wednesday afternoon in an effort to stop dangerous individuals from getting deadly weapons. Somehow the young man charged in the racially motivated Buffalo massacre was able to … Read more

President Biden to meet with Buffalo shooting victims’ families, first responders

BUFFALO, New York (WABC) — President Joe Biden is expected to visit Tops Supermarket in Buffalo before a meeting Tuesday afternoon with the shooting victims’ families, law enforcement, and first responders. The President and First Lady Jill Biden landed in Buffalo around 9:30 a.m. where they were greeted by Governor Kathy Hochul and Buffalo Mayor … Read more

Family of 86-year-old Buffalo shooting victim with NJ ties to seek legal action

BUFFALO, New York (WABC) — Relatives of Buffalo shooting victim Ruth Whitfield, 86, will look into seeking legal action for the murder of their family matriarch. “The objective here is to stop this evil conduct before it occurs,” the family’s local Buffalo attorney Terry Connors said. Ruth Whitfield, who has relatives in New Jersey, is … Read more

Racist screed linked to Buffalo mass shooter ‘plagiarized’ portions from Christchurch mosque shooter, expert says

A research fellow for the Program on Extremism at George Washington University said the document mentions the great replacement theory espoused by right-wing talk-show hosts and politicians. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The 180-page screed being attributed to a white supremacist charged in Saturday’s shooting rampage that targeted African-Americans at a Buffalo grocery reads like an … Read more

Alleged gunman in Buffalo shooting asked to leave store day before

BUFFALO, New York — The 18-year-old suspect who allegedly shot and killed ten people at a supermarket on Saturday afternoon in the heart of a Black community in Buffalo, appears to have been motivated by extremist beliefs and has a history of making violent threats, according to authorities. Payton S. Gendron allegedly traveled more than … Read more

What is white replacement theory? Belief fueling racist attacks

BUFFALO, New York — A racist ideology seeping from the Internet’s fringes into the mainstream is being investigated as a motivating factor in the supermarket shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York. Most of the victims were Black. Ideas from “The Great Replacement Theory” filled a racist screed supposedly posted online by the … Read more

Buffalo shooting suspect had plans to continue killing, commissioner says

BUFFALO, New York — Had he not been stopped, Buffalo shooting suspect Payton Gendron would have driven out of the Tops parking lot and continued down Jefferson Avenue looking for more Black people to kill, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia told ABC News. The commissioner said investigators have uncovered evidence that suggests Gendron had additional … Read more

18-year-old charged in deadly mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

BUFFALO, New York — A white 18-year-old wearing military gear and livestreaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket in Buffalo, killing 10 people and wounding three others Saturday in what authorities described as “racially motivated violent extremism.” Police said the suspect, identified as Payton Gendron, shot 11 Black and … Read more