Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said the suspect in the supermarket shooting was wearing tactical gear and live streaming when he entered the store.
“At approximately 2:30 pm today, an individual that the mayor claimed was not from this area and was hours away, drove to Buffalo and went to Tops Market. He got out of the vehicle, he was heavily armed. He had tactical gear. He had a helmet. tactical. He had a camera that was live streaming what he was doing,”
The suspect is an 18-year-old white male, he said.
He shot four people in the parking lot, Gramaglia said, three of whom died.
The suspect entered the store, where a security guard and former Buffalo police officer attacked him.
“As he was heavily armored, the bullet had no ammunition. The suspect attacked our retired officer and was shot and died on the spot. He continued to fight his way through the store,” Gramaglia said.
He returned to the front of the store, where officers were able to convince him to drop the gun after he “put the gun to his own neck”.
Police arrested the suspect and transported him to Buffalo Police Headquarters.