Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said the supermarket shooting suspect was wearing tactical gear and livestreaming when he entered the store.
“At approximately 2:30 p.m. today, an individual who the mayor says is not from this area and is hours away, drove into Buffalo and went to Tops Market. He walked out from his vehicle, he was very heavily armed. He had tactical gear. He had a tactical helmet. He had a camera that he 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 a former Buffalo police officer engaged him.
“Because he was wearing heavy armor, the bullet had no bullet. The suspect engaged our retired officer and he was shot and died at the scene. He continued to push his way through the store “, said Gramaglia.
He returned to the front of the store, where patrol officers were able to convince him to drop his gun after he “put the gun to his own neck.”
Police arrested the suspect and transported him to Buffalo Police Headquarters.