Payton Gendron, who is suspected of being the shooter in the incident at Tops on Saturday, has entered a not guilty plea.
After the horrific attack that took place at a grocery store in Buffalo on Saturday, increased police and counterterrorism resources have been deployed in the city of New York. Particular attention has been paid to attacking places of worship, especially churches, in communities of color.
After the alleged shooting rampage at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York, which resulted in the deaths of 10 people and injuries to at least 3, authorities in upstate New York have released the first photograph of the suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, whom they currently have in custody. According to the police, eleven of the victims were of African American descent, while only two of them were of white descent.
According to an email sent by the NYPD to Fox News Digital, the department’s investigators have concluded that the incident that occurred on Sunday poses “no threat” to the city of New York. However, to “err on the side of caution,” the New York Police Department has reallocated its resources.
Sgt. Brendan Ryan, a spokesman for the New York Police Department, tweeted, “We have redirected counterterrorism and police resources to offer additional attention to a variety of locations and localities, including prominent churches of worship in communities of color.” This statement was made in response to a question about whether or not the NYPD had increased its security at any prominent churches in communities of color.
According to Ryan, the department immediately offered their assistance to the police department in Buffalo by contacting them. The department has also started going into its files to identify whether or not Gendron had any kind of link to New York City and whether they had any information on the alleged shooter that could be useful to share.
According to the source, sources within the NYPD have stated that they have not discovered any evidence so far that would indicate a relationship between the suspect and the city.