An 18-year-old man said the FBI said Cases of racially motivated violent extremism “.
A shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York killed 10 people and injured 3 on Saturday. An archer identified as 18-year-old Peyton Gendron from Conklin, New York, was detained by police after firing about 60 ammunition from his pistol.
Gendron seems to have traveled more than 300km, mainly to attack supermarkets in the black neighborhood. Of the 13 people shot dead, 11 were black and the other two were white, officials said.
Among those who died was Aaron Salter, a retired Buffalo police officer and store guard. On Sunday, Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramagria called Salter ” Hero He explained that he had hit the shooter during the attack. “” I don’t know what he preventedSaid Gramagria at ABC. There could have been more casualties without his actions “.
When police arrived, Gendron threatened to commit suicide first. “” He was dressed in military uniform, standing with his gun at his chin, and seemed to want to blow his head away.Witness, Bradin Kaffert, Buffalo news.. I didn’t know what was going on. Then he knelt down and still seemed to want to shoot himself. Police handcuffed Gendron, who was being cross-examined by the FBI on Saturday night.
According to Twitch, Gendron livestreamed the footage on the platform (police said he attached a camera to his helmet during the attack), leaving behind a “manifest” to promote the white supremacist conspiracy theory. Buffalo police did not confirm the report, but said they were investigating to determine if the attack was racially motivated. Twitch said in a statement that Gendron’s account has been suspended and is working to prevent the live stream from being rerun. “” Twitch has a zero tolerance policy for all forms of violence and responds quickly to all incidents. The company said.
Gendron reportedly posted a 180-page manifest online. He says there, after reading his “4chan Forum”, it became radical. Extreme boredom During the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. “” I wasn’t born as a racist, nor did I grow up as a racist. After learning the truth, I became a racist. This document advertises the killings of former racists and reflects the plot that whites are on the verge of extinction and are “replaced” by immigrants and people of color.Authorities reported on Sunday that they were still working to confirm the authenticity of the document.Associated Press.
the New York Times Gendron pleaded not guilty to the first-class murder and reported that he was detained without bail in a short prosecution on Saturday night. The next proceedings are scheduled for Thursday, May 19.
“” All domestic terrorist acts, including those performed in the name of the disgusting white supremacist ideology, are contrary to everything we support in the United States.US President Joe Biden said in a statement released Saturday night. Hatred has no escape “. On Sunday, Vice President Kamala Harris said Saturday’s shooting was” The epidemic of hatred throughout our country, evidenced by acts of violence and intolerance.We have to blame it “.
According to the Associated Press and Buffalo News, Gendron was previously investigated in June 2021 after being threatened by his classmates. “” School officials reported that a very anxious young man said he wanted to shoot during the graduation ceremony or shortly thereafter. Law enforcement officers told Buffalo News. State police have introduced Gendron for mental health assessment and psychological support.
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