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Buffalo shooting suspect allegedly plotted attack online

Officials arraign Buffalo shooting suspect. Gendron’s online diary allegedly details shooting plans.

Where: Buffalo, NY

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On May 14th, ten people were killed and three injured in a mass shooting incident at a Tops Friendly Markets store in Buffalo, NY.
Authorities arrested the suspected shooter, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron, at the scene. Gendron allegedly donned body armor and live-streamed the shooting on the popular streaming platform, Twitch, using a helmet camera.
Gendron was arraigned in Buffalo City Court on one count of Murder in the First Degree over the weekend. The Caucasian teenager has pleaded not guilty and has been jailed under suicide watch.
Gendron allegedly posted detailed diary entries on Discord (an online chat platform), plotting the attack as early as November. Diary entries included hand-drawn maps of the grocery store and tallies of the number of African-American people he counted there.
Gendron also allegedly wrote online about traveling from Conklin, NY, to Buffalo in March to scout the store.

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