Grand Jury Hands Down 25-Count Indictment For Accused Buffalo Shooter

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A grand jury in Erie County, New York on Wednesday (June 1) delivered a 25-count indictment against accused Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron, ABC News reported.

Details of the specific charges will not be released to the public until a hearing that is scheduled for Thursday afternoon (June 2) at 2 p.m. local time. A law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News that it's an indictment with 25 counts in it, including at least one charge of terrorism.

Gendron, 18, is accused of driving more than 200 miles to the Tops Friendly Market on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, opening fire on customers, killing 10 people, and wounding another 3. Authorities uncovered evidence that Gendron had planned the attack for months and was motivated by racial hate.

Gendron was previously indicted on a first-degree murder charge to which he pleaded not guilty. The self-proclaimed white supremacist was held without bail.

The US Department of Justice along with several New York law enforcement officials are still conducting an investigation into the shooting. The DOJ confirmed that additional, federal hate crime and terrorism charges could be forthcoming.

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