On May 14, 2022, a white supremacist attacked the Jefferson Street Tops supermarket in East Buffalo, a predominantly Black neighborhood, killing 10 people and injuring three.
New York's attorney general is suing a Georgia gun accessory manufacturer for selling a magazine lock that can be easily removed to attach high-capacity magazines. The magazine lock supplied by Woodstock-based Mean Arms allowed a white gunman to insert multiple 30-round magazines to the AR-15 he used in the racist 2022 Buffalo massacre.
The 19-year-old also faces 27 charges at the federal level, one of which carries a possible death sentence. He will make an appearance in federal court this week.
The 19-year-old will be sentenced to life without parole for the state charges. He faces an additional 27 charges at the federal level, one of which carries a possible death sentence.
In a statement to NPR, a spokesperson for the New York State Unified Court System said the defense has "neither filed a notice nor requested an extension to do so."
The federal criminal complaint details other threatening calls allegedly made by the suspect over the past year to businesses in California, Maryland, Connecticut and Washington state, officials say.
The white gunman has been held without bail since his arrest after the May 14 shooting that killed 10 Black people and injured three others.
The Tops Friendly Markets grocery store opened on Jefferson Avenue on the East Side of Buffalo in 2003. The newly remodled store will reopen to the public on July 15.
The Tops Friendly Markets grocery store opened on Jefferson Avenue on the East Side of Buffalo in 2003. It was a long road to get there.
The 180-page document allegedly crafted by the Buffalo gunman included parts lifted from other sources, which experts say is common amongst mass shooters.