Mass Shooter due in Court Today
BUFFALO, N.Y., May 19 (Reuters) - The teenager accused of killing 10 people in a live-streamed supermarket shooting in a Black neighborhood of Buffalo, New York, was due back in court on Thursday in a case spurring a national conversation about the toxic mix of guns, hate and the internet.
Payton Gendron, 18, who is white, was initially arraigned on a single count of first-degree murder hours after police said he opened fire on Saturday afternoon at a Tops Friendly Markets outlet with a semi-automatic assault-style rifle.
He pleaded not guilty and was ordered held without bond.
Thirteen people were struck by gunfire, most of them Black, and 11 of the victims died, before the gunman surrendered to police confronting him inside the grocery store.