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Hate crime charges filed against Buffalo shooting suspect who allegedly killed 10 at supermarket

Hate crime charges filed against Buffalo shooting suspect who allegedly killed 10 at supermarket

Federal prosecutors filed hate crime charges against the white gunman who allegedly fired five dozen shots while killing 10 people in a racist attack in

Federal prosecutors filed hate crime charges against the white gunman who allegedly fired five dozen shots while killing 10 people in a racist attack in western New York, officials said Wednesday.

Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old who is accused of opening fire at a Buffalo supermarket on May 14, will face 26 counts of hate crimes and firearms offenses, which carry the potential of the death penalty, the Department of Justice announced. 

“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," according to the criminal complaint filed in the Western District of New York

Buffalo shooting suspect pleads not guilty at arraignmentMay 20, 202202:12The charges include 10 counts of hate crimes resulting in death, three counts of hate crimes involving bodily injury and attempt to kill, 10 counts of using a firearm to commit murder during and in retaliation to a crime of violence and three counts of using and discharging of a firearm during and in retaliation to a crime of violence.

"Hateful acts of violence terrorize not only the individuals who are all attacked but entire communities," Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters in Buffalo. "At the Justice Department, we view confronting hate crimes as both as our legal and our moral obligation."

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/hate-crime-charges-filed-buffalo-shooter-killed-10-supermarket-rcna33709


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