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Hero security guard Aaron Salter Jr ‘died protecting ‘Tops Friendly Markets when ‘teen shooter drove 5 HOURS to kill 10’


Heroic security guard Aaron Salter Jr was mourned in Buffalo, New York, as one of ten killed in a horrific mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets this afternoon, according to reports.

Payton Gendron, 18, wearing a tactical body armor and helmet as he entered Tops Friendly Market shortly after 2.30pm, allegedly opened fire on Saturday, killing ten people, including Salter.

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Heroic security guard Aaron Salter Jr was mourned in Buffalo, New York, as one of ten killedCredit: family document

salt, a A retired Buffalo Police Department cop, pictured right, was named as the first victim after the alleged teenager opened fire after driving five hours to the grocery store.

“Today is a shock,” his son, Aaron Salter III, told the Daily Beast in Lockport, a suburb of Buffalo.

“I’m pretty sure he saved lives today. He’s a hero.

On a CBS broadcast earlier in the evening, Salter’s heroic efforts to arrest the suspected shooter were praised by both the mayor and his former colleagues.

Hero security guard Aaron Salter Jr ‘died protecting ‘Tops Friendly Markets when ‘teen shooter drove 5 HOURS to kill 10’
Hero security guard Aaron Salter Jr ‘died protecting ‘Tops Friendly Markets when ‘teen shooter drove 5 HOURS to kill 10’

In an emotional press conference, Eerie County Sheriff John Garcia explained that Gendron drove for five hours in that specific area, which is a predominantly black community.

Gendron is from Conklin, a community about 200 miles southeast of Buffalo.

When he got out of the car, police said he was heavily armed and wearing tactical gear as well as a camera he is accused of using to live-stream the shooting.

Before entering the store, Gendron allegedly shot four people in the parking lot, three of whom died.

A total of 13 people were shot and 10 were killed – and Salter was the only store employee to perish in the bloody rampage.

Buffalo police entered the store and confronted the shooter, Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said at a news conference.

“At this point the suspect put the gun to his own neck. Buffalo police personnel – two patrolmen – persuaded the suspect to drop the weapon.”

“He dropped the weapon, took off some of his tactical gear and then surrendered. And he was led outside, put in a police cruiser,” he said. he declares.

Salter heroically fired the accused shooter, but Gendron was wearing armor, so he was unharmed.

Gendron was arrested by police at the scene, according to reports.

The rifle used in the horrific attack would have been legal in New York – but it was illegally modified in Pennsylvania, according to CBS.

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Authorities worked to get Gendron quickly brought to justice Saturday night.

During the arraignment, he wore a paper robe and mask and was barefoot.

His attorney told the judge he was pleading not guilty to the charge of first degree murder. His lawyer also requested a forensic examination.

Hero security guard Aaron Salter Jr ‘died protecting ‘Tops Friendly Markets when ‘teen shooter drove 5 HOURS to kill 10’
Hero security guard Aaron Salter Jr ‘died protecting ‘Tops Friendly Markets when ‘teen shooter drove 5 HOURS to kill 10’

The judge refused bail. After the hearing, the lawyer working with him told WIVB4 that he had been appointed to represent Gendron by the courts.

He will be back in the courtroom on Thursday morning.

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