Man rushes Buffalo mass shooter at sentencing hearing
A man dressed in gray lunged at Gendron while Barbara Massey read a victim impact statement.
A man was escorted from the Erie County Courthouse in New York after he rushed Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron on Wednesday at a sentencing hearing.
A man dressed in gray lunged at Gendron while Barbara Massey read a victim impact statement about how her sister's death in the Buffalo mass shooting affected her, Fox News reported. Massey's sister, Katherine Massey, was one of the 10 people killed in the May 2022 shooting targeting black Americans at a supermarket.
Court officers restrained the man who rushed Gendron, who was taken out of the courtroom as well.
"You don’t know what we’re going through," the man said as officers led him out of court, The Associated Press reported.
Gendron pleaded guilty in November to murder and hate-motivated domestic terrorism charges. The latter charge automatically carries a life sentence.