18-year-old charged in Buffalo shooting

Eighteen-year-old Payton Gendron was charged in the fatal shooting that ended in the death of 10 and injuring of several more. 

According to The Washington Examiner Grendron was indicted by a grand jury and will remain in government custody until his next court appearance. 

“During a brief court appearance on Thursday, prosecutor Gary Hackbush informed Buffalo City Court Chief Judge Craig Hannah that an Erie County grand jury indicted Gendron on a first-degree murder charge Wednesday, the Examiner reported. 

The teen pleaded guilty to one count of murder on Saturday, but is also expected to face more charges, including attempted murder and state hate crimes. 

Additionally, the FBI is conducting an investigation that could result in federal hate crime charges. 

“Payton, you’re a coward!” someone shouted from the gallery as Gendron left the courtroom in the case of the much hated shooter from New York. Family members of the victims attended Tuesday’s hearing.

Due to this indictment, Grendone will remain in custody until his arraignment, according to the Examiner. The date of the arraignment is, at this time, scheduled for June 9 at 9:30 a.m.

“Prosecutors can charge a defendant with first-degree murder in special circumstances, including when multiple people are killed in a single incident, per New York law,” the Examiner reported. “The one count of murder against Gendron covers all 10 people who were killed at the supermarket.”

The defendant is accused of shooting 13 people, 11 of whom were black, in a Buffalo, New York supermarket on Saturday in what investigators believe was a racially motivated attack.