List of 13 people Payton Gendron allegedly shot at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo, New York


Payton S. Gendron, 18, of Conklin, Broome County, New York, United States allegedly fatally shot 10 people and injured three others at Tops Friendly Markets on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo, Erie County, New York on May 14, 2022. He surrendered to police officers who confronted him inside the supermarket.

Gendron is the son of Paul Gendron, 51, and Pamela Gendron, 53. Both Paul and Pamela are civil engineers with the New York State Department of Transportation.


All of the 10 deceased victims are black. Here is the list:

Ruth Whitfield86Buffalo, New York
Pearl Young77Buffalo, New York
Katherine Massey72Buffalo, New York
Heyward Patterson67Buffalo, New York
Celestine Chaney65Buffalo, New York
Geraldine Talley62Buffalo, New York
Aaron W. Salter55Lockport, New York
Andre Mackneil53Auburn, New York
Margus D. Morrison52Buffalo, New York
Roberta A. Drury32Buffalo, New York

The other three victims had non-life threatening injuries. Here is the list:

Christopher Braden55Lackawanna, New York
Jennifer Warrington50Tonawanda, New York
Zaire Goodman20Buffalo, New York


Payton has pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree murder. Here are more details about the victims of the mass shooting at Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo on May 14, 2022:

  • Ruth Whitfield has four children including former Buffalo Fire Commissioner Garnell Whitfield.
  • Aaron W. Salter was a security guard and a recently retired police officer.
  • Katherine MasseyPearly YoungRoberta A. Drury and Celestine Chaney were shoppers at Tops Friendly Markets during the shooting.
  • Katherine Massey is Barbara Massey‘s sister.
  • Roberta A. Drury is Amanda Drury‘s sister.
  • Celestine Chaney is Wayne Jones‘ mother.
  • Pearly Young was a missionary who ran a food pantry.
  • Zaire Goodman is the son of a staffer for New York senator Tim Kennedy.
  • Zaire Goodman and Jennifer Warrington were treated and released from Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

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