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

Alleged mass shooter Payton S. 根德龙 faces multiple federal hate crimes charges carrying the potential of the death penalty in the killing of 10 people last month at a Buffalo, 纽约, 超级市场, 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, 根据刑事诉讼.
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.
      根德龙, 谁是白人, is accused of shooting 13 人, 年龄 20 至 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.
          在六月 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, 根据法院文件. Gendron is also facing a charge of domestic terror and a weapons charge, 根据法院文件. 他不认罪 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, 警察说. 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, 三个致命的, 当局说.
            当他进店, 他与一名武装保安交火, 当局称他是一名退休的布法罗警察. 保安因伤势过重死亡. 嫌犯在店内又向八人开枪, 其中六人死亡.

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