Ten black people were killed in the shooting at TOPS last month.

NEWS: Accused Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron charged with federal hate crimes

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The white teen who shot dead 10 black people in the race-fueled Buffalo supermarket massacre has been charged with federal hate crimes, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday. 

Payton Gendron, 18, was hit with 26 counts of hate crimes and firearms offenses — some of which carry a potential death penalty — in the wake of the May 14 shooting rampage.

US Attorney General Merrick Garland, who had vowed to investigate the shooting as a hate crime and racially motivated violent extremism, traveled to the scene of the massacre on Wednesday to address the charges and visit the families of the slain victims.

He placed a bouquet of flowers at a memorial outside the store, which has been shuttered since the shooting.

The avowed white supremacist was already facing life in prison without parole if convicted on previously filed state charges over the attack at Tops Friendly Market that left 10 dead and three others injured.

Ten black people were killed in the shooting at Tops last month.
President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden visit the scene of the shooting on May 17.
President Biden and first lady Jill Biden visit the scene of the shooting on May 17.

Gendron’s racist views and extensive preparation for the attack were laid bare in a 180-page manifesto he had allegedly posted online shortly before the attack.  

“Gendron’s motive for the mass shooting was to prevent Black people from replacing white people and eliminating the white race, and to inspire others to commit similar attacks,” the complaint said.

The posts detailed months of reconnaissance on the supermarket, as well as research on predominantly black neighborhoods that he could allegedly target.

Gendron – who surrendered himself to police – is facing life in prison.
Gendron, who surrendered to police, is facing life in prison.
A mourner visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of the shooting.
A mourner visits a makeshift memorial near the scene of the shooting.

Elsewhere in the manifesto, Gendron allegedly wrote that the US should only belong to white people and all others were “replacers” who should eliminated by force or terror.

His sick alleged attack was intended to intimidate all non-white, non-Christian people and get them to leave the country, the manifesto said.

In the days before attack, Gendron had allegedly driven about 200 miles from his family’s home in Conklin, NY, to carry out the racially motivated massacre, authorities said.

The ten victims of the May 14 shooting.
The 10 victims of the May 14 shooting.
Gendron had pled not guilty to a state domestic terrorism charge.
Gendron had pleaded not guilty to a state domestic terrorism charge.
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After mowing down shoppers and employees with an AR-15 style rifle, the teen – who was heavily armed and wearing tactical gear — surrendered to cops as he exited the supermarket.

He has already pleaded not guilty to a state domestic terrorism charge.

With Post wires

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