By Black Headline News
BUFFALO, NY—In Black Headline News Breaking News segment, news correspondent, Julia Dudley Najieb reviews critical video excerpts of mass-shooter and terrorist, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron, who livestreamed the attack on Twitch and posted a manifesto describing himself as a white supremacist.
Dudley Najieb also reviews the skewed influences Gendron had as well as the misinformation, or information out of context from different journal links he cited in his 180-page manifesto.
On May 14, 2022, Gendron killed ten people at a Tops supermarket on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, New York. The shooter,
At approximately 2:30 PM EDT, Gendron drove to the Tops Supermarket on 1275 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, NY from Conklin, New York (200 miles away from Buffalo, NY). As he approached the scene, he was recorded on his livestream saying, "Just got to go for it".
He shot four people in the parking lot, three of whom died. He then went inside the store, where a security guard (a former Buffalo Police Department officer) engaged him. Owing to the suspect's heavy body armor, the guard's bullets did not stop Gendron, and the guard was shot and died at the scene. The shooter continued to work his way through the store. He returned to the front of the store, where patrol officers were able to talk him into dropping his gun after he put the gun to his own neck.
In total, eleven Black and two White people were shot.
Police arrested the suspect and transported him to Buffalo Police Headquarters.
The suspect, identified in court as Payton S. Gendron, has been described as an 18-year-old White male with dirty blonde hair. He was wearing body armor and a military grade helmet and was carrying a head mounted camera through which he livestreamed the attack on Twitch. Police said he is not from Buffalo and traveled hours from Conklin, New York to the supermarket.
The suspect has described himself as a white supremacist who had previously released a written, 180-page manifesto prior to the shooting primarily concerning the topic of mass immigration, promoting a far-right conspiracy theory that White Westerners are being subject to a genocide through decreasing White birth rates.
Heavy.com described the manifesto as similar to that of fellow White supremacist mass shooters Dylann Roof, Robert Gregory Bowers, and Brenton Tarrant, who he had allegedly praised in online posts.
The suspect was arraigned the same day of the shooting. A public defender entered a not guilty plea. A felony hearing is scheduled to begin on May 19th.