Payton Gendron is the 18-year-old identified as the Buffalo supermarket shooter. He is accused of killing 10 people and posted a 180-page rambling white supremacist manifesto online.
It is reported by officials that Gendron traveled several hours to the Buffalo supermarket to follow through with a plan he outlined in his manifesto. He claimed that he was radicalized online while bored at home during the early days of the pandemic.
He mentioned other racially motivated killings and said he “mostly agreed” with Brenton Harrison Tarrant, who live-streamed his own attack that killed 51 people attending a New Zealand mosque in March 2019.
Gendron started planning for the attack on Tops Supermarket back in January because “it has the highest black population percentage” by zip code and it wasn’t far away from his Southern Tier home.
While officials wouldn’t immediately confirm the validity of the manifesto, it’s hard not to notice the detail that was provided in the 180 pages. A senior federal law enforcement official told the New York Times they believed Gendron posted the document.
“There are certain pieces of evidence that we have ascertained in the course of this investigation that indicate some racial animosity,” Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said. “I’m not going specifically talk about or elaborate on what exactly they are right now.”
The document plotted the attack in extreme detail. The writer, presumably Gendron, plotted his actions down to the minute, included diagrams of his path through the store and said he specifically targeted the Tops Markets location on Jefferson Avenue because its zip code has the highest percentage of Black people close enough to where he lives.
“This was pure evil,” Erie County Sheriff John Garcia said. “A straight-up racially motivated hate crime.”
Gendron live-streamed the attack on the social media platform Twitch and had the N-word written on his rifle. He was charged with first-degree murder after killing 10 people and wounding three others.
Of the 13 people that he shot, 11 were black.
Despite what a lot of the corporate media has been saying, he didn’t identify himself as a conservative. In fact, he labeled himself a socialist. Which is included in the pieces of document we were able to find before it was scrubbed from the internet.