Buffalo Shooting May Have Been Known About In Advance By Retired Federal Agent

Recently, officials have been investigating whether or not one retired federal agent had some sort of advanced warning that the white supremacist shooter was actually planning to carry out the murders of numerous people at a New York supermarket earlier this past month.

This bit of information comes directly after the attacker stormed the store and killed 10 black people in an attack against a local Tops Friendly Markets store out in Buffalo, New York.

The agent in question, who is retired, is thought to be one of a group of about six people who maintained regular contact with the person who carried out this attack via an extremist online chat room.

“The two law enforcement sources with direct knowledge of the investigation stated these individuals were invited by [the assailant] to read about his mass shooting plans and the target location about 30 minutes before [the assailant] killed 10 people at Tops Markets on Jefferson Avenue on May 14,” stated a report from The Buffalo News. “Agents from the FBI are in the process of tracking down and interviewing the six people, including the retired agent, and attempting to determine if any of them should be charged as accomplices.”

It is currently not known as to whether these six people got the invitation and managed or wanted to reat it before the event of the shooting took place.

“These were like-minded people who used this chat group to talk about their shared interests in racial hatred, replacement theory and hatred of anyone who is Jewish, a person of color or not of European ancestry,” claimed one official with law enforcement who is known to have in-depth knowledge of the investigation. “What is especially upsetting is that these six people received advanced notice of the Buffalo shooting, about 30 minutes before it happened.”

“The FBI has verified that none of these people called law enforcement to warn them about the shooting,” stated the official. “The FBI database shows no advance tips from anyone that this shooting was about to happen.”

This news crops up in the wake of another mass shooting event that took place in Texas in which an 18-year-old Latino male stormed a school and killed 19 students at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

The perpetrator in the Texas event was taken down by an agent of the U.S. Border Patrol who was off-duty at the time and had just taken a seat for a haircut when his wife, who was a teacher at the school under siege, texted him about what was going on and asked for help.

“There’s an active shooter,” she texted. “Help. I love you.”

As reported by The New York Times, the barber for the Border Patrol agent handed him a shotgun and the agent sped away from the shop towards to the school.

 

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