Posted BY: Billy M | NwoReport
A suspected white supremacist accused of gunning down 10 people and wounding three others in a live-streamed massacre at a Buffalo, NY supermarket on Saturday pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.
Payton Gendron, 18, of Conklin, NY, who was barefoot, masked, and wearing a paper smock, told the judge that he understood the charges and was not guilty at an arraignment Saturday evening.
He made no other comment, and Gendron’s lawyer confirmed he planned to plead not guilty to the killings.
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Hours earlier Gendron was caught by police emerging from the Tops Friendly Supermarket, at 1275 Jefferson Avenue about 2.30 pm after shooting 13 people, 10 fatally.
Police said 11 of those shot were black, with the other two white, and suggested Gendron had walked through the supermarket looking for specific people to target, although didn’t say whether this was based on the color of their skin.
He apparently scrawled the n-word on his rifle before carrying out Saturday’s massacre at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo.
Three gunshot victims are being treated for their injuries, and cops say 11 of those shot were black.
Gendron lived-streamed the assault as he opened fire inside the Tops Friendly Supermarket, at 1275 Jefferson Avenue, at about 2.30 pm.
Police described the incident as a ‘heavily armed’ attack.
‘He exited his vehicle. He was very heavily armed. He had tactical gear. He had a tactical helmet on. He had a camera that he was live-streaming what he was doing,’ city Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference.