The 18-year-old accused of gunning down ten Black people at a Buffalo grocery store was in court today. The suspect was ordered held without bail in a three-minute hearing that was fraught with tension. Some spectators in the courtroom took advantage of that brief appearance to send him a message, calling him a “coward.” There was no reaction from the accused killer as he was led away in shackles and handcuffs.
Payton Gendron was reportedly so terrified of catching COVID-19, he wore protective gear during the Buffalo supermarket massacre. The teenager’s family now appears to be building a “Covid Defense” for him, claiming he became paranoid and isolated during the lockdown. “He got into some nasty stuff. He’s smart enough to get into dangerous stuff online, which maybe the average person wouldn’t know how to get into,” a family member told the New York Post.
Inside Edition’s Les Trent, who started his career in Buffalo, visited the western New York city to learn more about Sunday’s mass shooting. An 18-year-old man opened fire at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood, killing 10 people. Les spoke to a man named Grady Lewis, who says he encountered the alleged shooter the day before the attack. “I sensed something was wrong with him, that he wasn’t supposed to be around here at all,” Lewis said.
Residents of Buffalo, New York, are mourning and searching for answers after a mass shooting at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood. An 18-year-old suspect is in custody and on suIcide watch. Federal agents have interviewed his parents and are calling it a racially-motivated hate crime. Investigators say he traveled about 200 miles to get to the crime scene. Inside Edition Digital’s Stephanie Officer has more.
An Oregon woman was caught in the act, leaving a hateful note on her neighbor’s car. Now that neighbor is suing her, alleging this has been going on for two years. The lawsuit alleges there have been at least 20 of these notes left on the plaintiff’s car right outside of their home at all hours of the day. With the help of a private investigator, the plaintiff was able to obtain video of a note being placed on the car. Inside Edition Digital’s Mara Montalbano has more.