BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white man charged with carrying out a racist mass shooting that killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket has pleaded not guilty to hate-motivated domestic terrorism and other charges as a prosecutor called the evidence against him overwhelming.
A lawyer entered the plea for Payton Gendron on Thursday.
The 18-year-old didn’t speak during the brief hearing.
Witnesses, police and his own video and writings incriminated him as the shooter who used an AR-15-style assault rifle to target shoppers and employees of a Tops Friendly Market.
Authorities said he chose the store because of its location in a predominantly Black neighborhood.
All 10 people killed in the May 14 assault were Black.
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15 Of New York State's Most Wanted Criminals- June 2022
Below are individuals wanted by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations who have been designated as its Most Wanted Fugitives
. They should be considered armed and dangerous. This list is current as of 06/01/2022:
NEVER attempt to apprehend a fugitive yourself. If you have information on the location of any of these fugitives, you can contact OSI 24 hours a day / 7 days a week to report it. All leads and tips are treated as confidential information.
If an immediate response is necessary, such as you see the wanted person at a location, please call “911” and report it to the police.