The mayhem inside the Tops supermarket in Buffalo was recorded on tape, with an officer telling the dispatcher to deploy as many cars as possible and another reporting, “We have bodies down here!” ”
Around 2:30 p.m., the first transmission took place. The dispatcher sent two patrol vehicles to the site on Jefferson Avenue on Saturday in response to a guns fired call, according to the Buffalo News.
According to the news site, which gathered the transmissions from Broadcastify.com, officers and firefighters reported seeing dead sprawled outside the supermarket about a minute later.
“Radio, please send as many cars as possible!” Around 2:33 p.m., an officer screams, according to the News.
The dispatcher then alerts other units that Tops may have an active shooter.
According to the site, firefighters reported seeing at least three persons on the ground, including one wearing body armor.
They stated the suspect, Payton Gendron, 18, had been cornered and was being held.
The suspected crazed mass shooter was taken into custody barely six minutes after police arrived, but not before killing ten people and injuring three more.
At 2:37 p.m., firemen reported that cops were inside cleaning the business, and police reported locating the first three casualties a minute later.
A few minutes later, another officer requested backup due to the numerous bodies, bullets, and magazines discovered at the site. He also requested that the Crime Scene Unit be dispatched to collect evidence.
An officer said that employees had locked themselves in a room near customer service during the rampage at 2:48 p.m.
Gendron, of Conklin, New York, was charged with first-degree murder on Saturday evening in Buffalo City Court, where his court-appointed counsel pled not guilty on his behalf.