Livestream of shooting shows gunman stopping at supermarket and saying: ‘Just go for it’

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia speaks at a press conference. (Spectrum news)

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said the suspect in the supermarket shooting was wearing tactical gear and was livestreaming when he entered the store.

“Today at about 2:30 a.m. a person whom the mayor says is not from this area and hours away drove to Buffalo and went to … the Tops market. He got out of his vehicle, he was very heavily armed. He had tactical gear. He had a tactical helmet on. He had a camera that he was livestreaming 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 a former Buffalo police officer took him in.

“Because it had heavily armored plates, the bullet had no bullet. The suspect called in our retired officer and he was shot on the spot and died. He continued to make his way through the store,” Gramaglia said.

He walked back to the front of the store, where patrol officers were able to persuade him to drop his gun after he “put the gun to his own neck.”

Police arrested the suspect and transported him to the Buffalo Police Station.

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