During a press conference late Saturday afternoon Buffalo mayor Byron Brown said the “shooter traveled hours from outside this community” to carry out attack.
Buffalo police chief Joseph Gramaglia spoke after the mayor and confirmed that the shooting suspect drove “hours” to carry out the attack at Tops Friendly Market.
Gramaglia described the suspect as “an 18-year-old white male.” He said that upon reaching the grocery store the suspect “exited his vehicle” and was “heavily armed.” The suspect shot four people in the parking lot, three of whom died.
The suspect then went inside the store and exchanged gunfire with a retired Buffalo police officer, who worked in the store as a security guard.
The security guard hit the suspect with at least one round, but the suspect’s “armor plating” protected him from the bullet.
The suspect then killed the security guard and moved through the store, shooting other individuals.
Gramaglia said the suspect was…