Erie County District Attorney John Flynn told CNN it appears the Buffalo shooting suspect was intent on leaving the supermarket location to kill more Black people.
When asked by CNN’s John Berman about evidence that the gunman allegedly had some plan to kill more Black people after leaving the supermarket, Flynn said “it appears that way,” adding “we need to drill down further.”
Investigators are combing through evidence, including the home he lived in with his parents, the car he was using, evidence at the crime scene, and his social media, Flynn said. “We’re drilling down" on all of that, the district attorney said.
Authorities are also looking into everyone he was associated with before he drove to Buffalo and references in his diatribe.
Flynn said he is in “grand jury mode." He said that once the felony hearing happens on Thursday, he has 45 days to get the case against the suspect indicted. “This is going to move rather quickly,” he told CNN’s Berman.
Flynn said investigators are looking at whether the weapon used was modified.