LOCKPORT, New York—Aaron Salter III mourned the loss of his father, Aaron Salter Jr., hours after the 30-year-old ex-cop veteran who worked as a security guard was shot dead while attempting to end a racist mass shooting at a Tops supermarket to stop in Buffalo, New York, on Saturday.
“Today is a shock… I’m pretty sure he saved some lives today. He’s a hero,” Salter III told The Daily Beast.
Police said the attack appeared to be a hate crime, the work of white 18-year-old Payton Gendron of Conklin, New York, who police said was wearing body armor and live-streamed a twisted attack that killed 10 people. The shooting happened at a supermarket in a predominantly black neighborhood.
Salter Jr. left three children and retired from the department in 2018. Since then he has been working as a security guard in the supermarket.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/aaron-salter-jr-former-buffalo-cop-who-died-in-tops-mass-shooting-mourned?source=articles&via=rss Aaron Salter Jr., former Buffalo cop who died in a mass shooting on Tops, mourned,