BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The white shooter accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket wrote as far back as November about a live-streamed attack on African Americans. Entries from his diary also indicate he practiced shooting from his car and traveled for hours from his home in Maine two months ago to scout out the store in western New York State. The diary writer even notes how many Blacks he saw while staking out the store. The shooter gave himself up in the supermarket after his rampage Saturday and is now arraigned on a murder charge. He has pleaded not guilty and remains under a suicide watch — as federal authorities consider whether to file hate crime charges.
Photo: This image provided by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office shows Payton Gendron. While law enforcement officials have grown adept since the Sept. 11 attacks at disrupting well-organized plots, they face a much tougher challenge in intercepting self-radicalized young men who absorb racist screeds on social media and plot violence on their own. (Erie County District Attorney’s Office via AP)