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10 people killed in mass shooting at Buffalo supermarket

Posted at 1:42 PM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-15 01:14:59-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Ten people were killed Saturday at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, authorities said. Three others were wounded and are expected to survive.

The shooter, according to police, arrived at the Tops parking lot on Jefferson Avenue in tactical gear, including a helmet and armor. He shot several people in the parking lot before entering the store.

Inside the store, the shooter was confronted and shot by a security officer. The security officer's round was stopped by the shooter's armor. The shooter then shot and killed the officer. The shooter was ultimately confronted by Buffalo Police Department officers, who were able to convince him to disarm himself and surrender.

Police say the suspect - identified as 18-year old Payton Gendron - was live-streaming the shooting on a social media platform.

Gendron was charged on Saturday night for the murders.

Public defender Brian Parker told the judge: “As far as any further reading of the following complaint I would waive that at this point and enter a plea of not guilty on behalf of my client.”

He is being held without bail, and will return to court for a felony hearing on Thursday, May 19.

The FBI is investigating the shooting as an act of racially-motivated violent extremism, which legally defines the mass shooting as an act of terror. Of the 13 people shot, 11 were Black. Ten people were killed in the shooting; three were injured and are receiving treatment at a hospital.