NYC goes on HIGH ALERT after ‘racist’ supermarket slaughter in Buffalo, as NYPD deploys additional officers at black churches after 10 shoppers are killed in predominantly African-American territory
- The NYPD has reportedly deployed additional officers to mostly black places of worship in the city as a precaution after Saturday’s shooting in Buffalo.
- At least 10 were killed and three were injured after the gunman, Payton Gendron, opened fire at a supermarket in Buffalo on Saturday while live streaming
- Gendron, 18, had the n-word scribbled on his gun, targeted a shop in a predominantly black area and shot 11 black people, police said.
- The suspect, filmed wearing a military uniform, has been taken into custody by Buffalo police and will be charged with first-degree murder
- The suspect was reportedly wearing body armor as witnesses said they saw the man in a black helmet and rifle walking into the store
New York City is on high alert following the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, in which the NYPD reportedly sent officers to black places of worship across the city Saturday night as a precaution.
“Nypd is deploying additional units in town, including places of worship/black churches as a precaution,” WNBC reporter Jonathan Dienst tweeted Saturday, about six hours after a suspected white supremacist shot and injured three in a Tops supermarket, sending shockwaves through the city. were sent all over the country. †
Police say 11 of those shots were black.
New York City is on high alert following the racially motivated shooting in Buffalo, in which the NYPD reportedly sent officers to black places of worship across the city Saturday night as a precaution. The photo shows agents at the Tops supermarket where the shooting took place
The gunman, 18-year-old Payton Gendron, was arrested shortly after the killing. Police say the teen drove more than three hours from his hometown of Conklin to Buffalo to participate in the shooting, which he livestreamed on Twitch.
The video of the attack was quickly removed from the livestream site, within just two minutes of its posting.
Police described Saturday’s incident – in which Gendron, equipped with two assault rifles, donned military clothing and stormed the supermarket – as a “heavily armed” attack.
“He got out of his vehicle. He was very heavily armed. He had tactical gear. He was wearing a tactical helmet. He had a camera where he was live-streaming what he was doing,” Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference.
Payton Hendron was arrested Saturday after killing 10 people at a Tops Market supermarket in Buffalo, Upstate New York. Police say the massacre was motivated by the 18-year-old’s hatred of black people. Eleven of those shots were African American
Gendron shot four people outside the store, three of whom died, the commissioner said. He then went to the grocery store where he exchanged gunshots with a guard – a former Buffalo police officer. The ex-cop fired several times at the gunman, officers said, but the bullets hit the gunman’s arm, leaving him unaffected.
Gendron then killed the guard, identified as Aaron Salter Jr.
Six more victims are said to have been shot dead inside.