Buffalo mass shooting: Grand jury indicts suspect on federal hate crime charges


A federal grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging the alleged Buffalo, New York, mass shooter with federal hate crimes.

Payton Gendron, 18, is accused of storming a Tops grocery store on May 14 and gunning down 10 people, all of whom were Black, in an alleged hate crime.

At one point, Gendron aimed his Bushmaster XM rifle at a white Tops employee, who was shot in the leg and injured, Attorney General Merrick Garland told reporters last month. Gendron allegedly apologized to him before continuing the attack, Garland said.

The federal hate crime charges were announced last month.

PHOTO: In this May 15, 2022, file photo, law enforcement officials respond to the scene of a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market at Jefferson Avenue and Riley Street in Buffalo, N.Y.

In this May 15, 2022, file photo, law enforcement officials respond to the scene of a mass shooting at Tops Friendly Market at Jefferson Avenue and Riley Street in Buffalo, N.Y.

Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images, FILE

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