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Publication Date

Summer 6-30-2023

Journal / Book Title

Journal for Deradicalization


On May 14th, 2022, 18-year-old Payton S. Gendron of Conklin, New York, drove his car more than 200 miles to a predominantly black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. At around 2:30 p.m., Gendron arrived at a Tops supermarket wearing body armor, tactical gear and a helmet with a video camera attached. He utilized the camera to livestream the event and carried an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle because of its proven deadly nature. He began firing his assaultrifle in the parking lot of the supermarket, killing three victims. He then went inside the store where he killed a security guard and nine other shoppers before surrendering to police.

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Published Citation

Peterka-Benton, Daniela, and Bond Benton. "Online Radicalization Case Study of a Mass Shooting: the Payton Gendron Manifesto." Journal for Deradicalization 35 (2023): 1-32.