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

Alleged mass shooter Payton S. Gendron faces multiple federal hate crimes charges carrying the potential of the death penalty in the killing of 10 people last month at a Buffalo, 뉴욕, 슈퍼마켓, the US Justice Department said Wednesday.

The 18-year-old suspect is charged with 10 counts of hate crime resulting in death, three counts of hate crime involving bodily injury, 10 counts of use of a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a violent crime, and three counts of use and discharge of a firearm during a violent crime, 형사 고발에 따라.
The complaint filed by prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York states that, “Gendron’s motive for the mass shooting was to prevent Black people from replacing white people and eliminating the white race, and to inspire others to commit similar attacks.
      Gendron, 백인은 누구인가, is accused of shooting 13 사람들, 나이 20 ...에 86, at the Tops Friendly Market on May 14. Eleven were Black and two were White, Buffalo police said.
        The US Department of Justice was investigating the shootingas a hate crime and an act of racially motivated violent extremism,” according to Attorney General Merrick Garland.
          6 월 1, a grand jury in New York returned a 25-count indictment against Gendron. He is facing 10 counts of first-degree murder, 10 counts of second-degree murder as a hate crime and three counts of attempted murder as a hate crime, 법원 문서에 따르면. Gendron is also facing a charge of domestic terror and a weapons charge, 법원 문서에 따르면. He pleaded not guilty to the indictment.
          The suspect arrived at the supermarket on the afternoon of May 14 heavily armed and wearing tactical gearincluding a tactical helmet along with plated armor, 경찰은 말했다. He also had a camera that was live streaming his actions.
            Using an assault weapon, the gunman shot four people outside of the grocery store, three fatally, 당국은 말했다.
            When he entered the store, he exchanged fire with an armed security guard, who authorities said was a retired Buffalo police officer. The security guard died of his injuries. The suspect shot eight more people in the store, six of whom died.

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