Payton Gendron is an 18-year-old American accused of gruesomely murdering 10 people with an AR-15 in Buffalo, New York.
One of the sources said the suspect was being questioned by the FBI on Saturday evening and would appear in court later that day.
According to authorities, 11 of the victims were black and two were white. The incident took place a few miles (kilometers) north of downtown Buffalo in a primarily Black area.
Before entering the store, the suspect shot four persons in the parking lot, killing three of them, he added. When he entered the business, he was greeted by a “beloved” retired police officer who was working as a security guard. According to Gramaglia, the guard fired multiple shots that impacted the suspect but did not hit him because of his tactical gear. The guard, who has not been identified, was then killed by the suspect.
According to Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia, the suspect ultimately returned to the front of the store, where he was confronted by police. When he noticed police, he raised his gun to his neck, but the officers persuaded him to drop it and surrender, according to Gramaglia. He was put into arrest after that.
Here are some Payton Gendron Facts; Facts About The Buffalo NY Shooter
1. He is Still A Teenager
Payton Gendron, the Buffalo NY alleged shooter is a teenager who is still 18 years of age; though he is still a teenager, he could be tried as an adult in a court of law.
2. Payton Gendron Showed Signs of Racism
In a manifesto following his crime, Payton Gendron listed his thoughts on mass immigration;
“Mass immigration and the higher fertility rates of the immigrants themselves are causing this increase in population. We are experiencing an invasion on a level never seen before in history,” it says. “Millions of people pouring across our borders, legally. Invited by the state and corporate entities to replace the White people who have failed to reproduce, failed to create the cheap labor, failed to create new consumers and tax base that the corporations and states need to have to thrive.”
“This crisis of mass immigration and sub-replacement fertility is an assault on the European people that, if not combated, will ultimately result in the complete racial and cultural replacement of the European people.”
According to federal investigators, the incident is being investigated as a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism. Stephen Belongia, FBI Special Agent in Charge of the Buffalo Field Office, said. Along with state and municipal officials, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York is aiding in the investigation.
The manifesto states:
Why did you decide to carry out the attack?
To show to the replacers that as long as the White man lives, our land will never be theirs and they will never be safe from us.
To directly reduce immigration rates to European lands by intimidating and physically removing the replacers themselves.
To intimidate the replacers already living on our lands to emigrate back to their home countries.
To agitate the political enemies of my people into action, to cause them to overextend their own hand and experience the eventual and inevitable backlash as a result.
To incite violence, retaliation and further divide between the European people and the replacers currently occupying European soil…
To add momentum to the pendulum swings of history, further destabilizing and polarizing Western society in order to eventually destroy the current nihilistic, hedonistic, individualistic insanity that has taken control of Western thought.
3. He Wore Military Camouflage While Attacking Innocent Victims
Payton Gendron was on full military camouflage and gear as he shot people from his AR-15. The gunman was “armed with a weapon and dressed in military-style gear or body armor.”
The guy was “clad in body armor and armed with a high-powered gun,” according to the Buffalo News.
“A recently retired Buffalo police officer who was manning security at the store,” according to the newspaper, is one of the victims. Half of the dead were located in the store’s parking lot, according to the publication.
A store employee, Shonnell Harris, told the Buffalo News that the shooter was “a white dude in camouflage.”
4. He Yelled Racial Slurs While Shooting
During the shooting, the suspect allegedly hurled racist obscenities, according to a law enforcement source. According to a source, the gunman’s weapon had a racial slur scrawled on it.
At the news briefing, officials stated that 11 of the 13 victims were African Americans. Four of the victims were store employees, including one of the dead.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul, a Buffalo native, said the state has offered help to local officials and encouraged residents to avoid the area.
The case is being investigated as a hate crime and a case of racially motivated violent extremism, according to Stephen Belongia, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Buffalo Field Office. Officials did not elaborate on why they came to that conclusion, but stated evidence points to “racial hostility.”
5. He Was Shot By The Guard, But Was Unharmed Due To The Tactical Military Gear He Wore
Before entering the store, the suspect shot four persons in the parking lot, killing three of them, he added. When he entered the business, he was greeted by a “beloved” retired police officer who was working as a security guard. According to Buffalo Police Commissioner, Joseph Gramaglia, the guard fired multiple shots that impacted the suspect but did not hit him because of his tactical gear. The guard, who has not been identified, was then killed by the suspect.
6. He Was A White Supremacist
Payton Gendron was a white supremacist who hated immigration and other races other than his. It is not clear how he got indoctrinated with white supremacy; but he showed how he hated blacks by targeting them in the shooting he carried out.
7. Payton Gendron Streamed The Shooting On Twitch According To Unverified Reports
“#URGENT: ‘Active shooter’ with multiple people down at Tops Grocery in Buffalo, New York,” a Twitter page called “Intel Point Alert tweeted.
“A massive emergency reaction is underway following confirmed reports of many victims shot,” the post continued. At this moment, there is no information about the suspect.”
The website then published a screenshot of a body lying close to a cash register from a Twitch page. The page said, “#DISTURBING: Gunman live streamed shooting on Twitch under the moniker ‘jimboboiii,'” The image is quite graphic. Because the Twitch page is unavailable, this account could not be verified right away.
“Jimboboiii” also has a Steam profile, however it’s very empty.
“The shooter streamed it live on twitch but there were only 20 viewers, the VOD was erased, and Idk if anyone taped it,”
another Twitter account commented.