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Tops Friendly Markets shooting – Teen suspect facing LIFE sentence in Buffalo, NY for ‘filming hate crime on Twitch’


A SUSPECTED mass shooter who allegedly killed ten people in a Buffalo grocery store was arraigned this evening and is facing “life without parole.”

Peyton Gendron of Broome County, New York, allegedly donned body armor and carried an assault weapon as he entered the Tops Friendly Market shortly after 2:30 pm and opened fire on May 14, 2022.

During the bloody rampage, the 18-year-old white suspect opened fire, killing 10 and hurting three in what police described as a racially-motivated attack, which was live-streamed on Twitch, reports say.

He was arraigned and charged with murder in the first degree on Saturday. Speaking about the deadly attack, New York Governor Hochul said social media platforms “can in a sense become an accomplice if, not legally, but morally.”

The suspect, who drove five hours to carry out the alleged attack, was wearing a white mask and a white paper gown during his courtroom appearance this evening.

In total, 13 people were shot with ten victims passing away from the injuries and three being hurt. Eleven of the 13 victims were African American and two were white, cops told reporters.

Read our Buffalo shooting blog for the latest updates

  • GOV. KATHY HOCHUL SPEAKS

    New York governor Kathy Hochul called the alleged shooter a “white supremacist” and said he will be investigated and charged as a terrorist.

  • SHERRIF JOHN GARCIA CALLS SHOOTER ‘PURE EVIL’

    During a press conference, Garcia called the alleged gunman “pure evil.”

    “It was straight-up racially motivated hate crime from somebody outside of our community, outside of the City of Good neighbors … coming into our community and trying to inflict that evil upon us.”

    Officials said 11 of the victims were Black and two are white.

  • DENIED BAIL

    The judge denied bail for the alleged shooter as his lawyer requested a forensics exam. There will be another hearing Thursday morning.

  • GUNMAN HELD GUN TO HIS NECK

    Buffalo police entered the store and confronted the suspect, police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference.

    He held the gun to his own neck, but two officers were able to talk him into dropping the weapon and surrendering.

  • NOT FROM BUFFALO

    The alleged gunman drove five hours and about 200 miles from his home in Conklin, New York, to commit this crime.

  • POSSIBLE DEATH PENALTY

    The crime is being investigated as a case of racially motivated violent extremism.

    Hate crimes are handled by the federal government. This could result in two separate investigations and trials, one by the state and one by the federal government.

    For now, the highest punishment that could be handed down by the state of New York is life in prison without parole.

    The federal court could seek the death penalty. For example, the Boston Marathon bomber received the death penalty.

  • MAYOR GETS EMOTIONAL

    Mayor Byron Brown called the alleged shooter an “evil jerk,” during an interview with a local news outlet.

    “He came for black people. He drove here for black people. I don’t give a damn about him right now, I care about the families [and] their mothers are not coming home tonight.”

  • FORMER BUFFALO POLICE OFFICER AMONG DEAD

    One of those killed was a former Buffalo police officer who had been working as a security guard inside the store. He engaged with the shooter but was ultimately overpowered.

  • WHAT HAPPENED IN BUFFALO, NY

    The alleged gunman described as a white, 18-year-old male wore tactical body armor and carried a rifle as he entered the Tops Friendly Market shortly after 2:30pm and opened fire.

    He allegedly shot dead ten people and hurt three.

  • SUPERMARKET’S STATEMENT

    Tops Friendly Markets shared a statement on Twitter as the deadly event unfolded:

    “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

    “Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers.

    “We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”

  • BLOODY RAMPAGE

    On Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2.30 pm, shots were fired at a supermarket in upstate New York.

    The Buffalo Police Department took to Twitter to warn people in the area.

    “BPD on [the] scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue,” they wrote.

    “Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”

    The Buffalo Police Department took to Twitter to warn people in the area.

  • ALREADY ARRAIGNED

    The suspected gunman was arraigned at around 7.30 on Saturday night.

    He wore a mask and a paper gown and was barefoot as the judge charged him with murder in the first degree.

    His lawyers said he pleads not guilty.

  • LIVE-STREAM HORROR

    Buffalo police confirmed that the suspect filmed the horrific attack in a disturbing live-stream video.

    Disturbing footage surfaced on social media which The Sun has not independently verified.

    Police described the suspect’s alleged attack as “pure evil” during an emotional press conference in New York today.

  • WHAT HAPPENED IN BUFFALO, NY

    The alleged gunman described as a white, 18-year-old male wore tactical body armor and carried a rifle as he entered the Tops Friendly Market shortly after 2:30pm and opened fire.

    He allegedly shot dead ten people and hurt three.

  • WHO IS THE BUFFALO MASS SHOOTER’

    The police in Buffalo, New York, have not named the suspect who allegedly killed ten with a rifle on May 14, 2022.

    He is an 18-year-old white male who donned military garb when he opened fire in Tops Friendly Markets after 2.30 pm.

    Cops confirmed he traveled hours to carry out the alleged racially-motivated attack today.

  • COMMUNITY’S HORROR

    During a press conference, Garcia called the gunman “pure evil.”

    Mayor Byron Brown called the shooting “the worst nightmare” any community could face.

    He spoke about how he and his family sometimes shop at the market and how he is close with many employees.

    Though he tried to console those who lost loved ones and witnesses, during a press conference he said, “there is no comfort at this time.”

    The Erie County Sheriff’s Office tweeted out a statement extending some comfort to the families and friends of the victims.

    “The Erie County Sheriff’s Office wishes to pass along its condolences to the family and friends of [today’s] shooting. Sheriff Garcia has ordered all available resources and personnel to assist the @BPDAlerts”

  • ‘SHOOTER’S’ NAME

    Authorities said the gunman’s name won’t be released until after he is arraigned later tonight on a charge of murder in the first degree, a charge that could result in a sentence of life without parole.

    The police told reporters that the alleged teen gunman began by shooting one woman, then a deacon, before shooting another woman, reported CBS.

  • MULTIPLE PEOPLE HURT

    In total, 13 people were shot and 10 were killed, four of which were store employees.

    The additional three people who were shot had non-life-threatening injuries.

    The suspected gunman was arrested by police at the scene, the sources said after officials initially reported that he died.

    The crime is being investigated as a racially motivated hate crime.

  • HORROR SHOOTING

    Eerie County Sherrif John Garcia explained the gunman “drove several hours” specifically to the Buffalo area which is a predominately Black community.

    When he exited the car he was heavily armed and wearing tactical gear along with a camera. The shooting was live-streamed.

    Before entering the store he shot four people in the parking lot, three of which died.

    Once inside the store, he killed a security guard who had worked at the store for several years and was known in the community.

  • WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE SHOOTING?

    Tops Friendly Markets shared a statement on Twitter as the deadly event unfolded:

    “We are shocked and deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.”

    “Our top priority remains the health and well-being of our associates and customers. We appreciate the quick response of local law enforcement and are providing all available resources to assist authorities in the ongoing investigation.”

  • WHAT HAPPENED AT TOPS FRIENDLY SUPERMARKET IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK?

    On Saturday afternoon, shortly after 2.30pm, shots were fired at a supermarket in upstate New York.

    The Buffalo Police Department took to Twitter to warn people in the area.

    “BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue,” they wrote.

    “Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”

    The Buffalo Police Department took to Twitter to warn people in the area.

    “BPD on scene of a mass shooting at the Tops in the 1200 block of Jefferson Avenue,” they wrote.

    “Police say multiple people have been struck by gunfire. The shooter is in custody. Motorists and residents are urged to avoid the area.”

  • WAS THE SHOOTING BROADCAST

    Buffalo police confirmed that the suspect filmed the horrific attack in a disturbing live-stream video.

    Disturbing footage surfaced on social media which The Sun has not independently verified.

    Police described the suspect’s alleged attack as “pure evil” during an emotional press conference in New York today.

  • WHO DIED IN BUFFALO, NY TODAY?

    Ten people were killed when the 18-year-old suspect allegedly opened fire this afternoon.

    Three others were hurt.

    Police are investigating whether the live-streamed bloodbath was racially-motivated and an alleged “hate crime.”

  • WHAT HAPPENED IN BUFFALO, NY

    The alleged gunman described as a white, 18-year-old male wore tactical body armor and carried a rifle as he entered the Tops Friendly Market shortly after 2:30pm and opened fire.

    He allegedly shot dead ten people and hurt three.

  • WHO IS THE BUFFALO MASS SHOOTER’

    The police in Buffalo, New York, have not named the suspect who allegedly killed ten with a rifle on May 14, 2022.

    He is an 18-year-old white male who donned military garb when he opened fire in Tops Friendly Markets after 2.30 pm.

    Cops confirmed he traveled hours to carry out the alleged racially-motivated attack today.





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