Buffalo Shooter Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

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Suspect in racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket faces federal hate crime charges – CNN

Payton S. Gendron faces multiple federal hate crime charges in the killing of 10 Black people last month at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket. The US Justice Department said Gendron’s motive for the mass shooting was to prevent Black people from replacing white people and eliminating the white race.

The 18-year-old suspect is charged with 10 counts of hate crime resulting in death, three counts of hate crime involving bodily injury, and three counts of use and discharge of a firearm during a violent crime. The latter three counts carry the potential of the death penalty.

Federal authorities found a document on the gunman’s laptop containing a detailed plan of the attack, which he had allegedly been planning for years. He apologized to his family for committing the attack and said he did it because he cared for the future of the White race.

Authorities believe Gendron visited the store multiple times before the attack and observed a “healthy amount” of Black people inside and outside the store. He then went on a shooting rampage, shooting 60 times and killing multiple people.

On June 1, a grand jury indicted Gendron on 25 counts, including 10 counts of first-degree murder and 10 counts of second-degree murder as a hate crime.

For more information on the verdict of this case, consider the following news outlets listed below to stay up to date.

  1. Suspect in racist mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket faces federal hate crime charges  CNN
  2. Gunman who killed ten people at a supermarket in New York is charged  KENS 5: Your San Antonio News Source
  3. LIVE: Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks after U.S. files hate crimes charges in Buffalo sho…  Reuters
  4. Buffalo Shooting Suspect Is Charged With Federal Hate Crimes  The New York Times
  5. Federal hate crime charges in Buffalo shooting and what can’t be legislated  NBC News
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