BY The Western JournalMay 15, 2022
2 years ago

Eerie: Son of Retired Cop Who Died Attacking Buffalo Shooter Predicted Everything About Shooting Before It Happened

Almost three years before his father died trying to save lives, Aaron Salter III took to Facebook to voice his fears that America was becoming too dangerous for its people -- little knowing his father would be a victim one day.

Aaron Salter Jr. died Saturday trying to stop 18-year-old Payton Gendron from killing innocent shoppers and workers in a Buffalo-area Tops supermarket. The retired Buffalo police officer shot at Gendron, who was protected by body armor. Gendron killed Salter after an exchange of gunshots. Ten people were killed in the attack, and three others were wounded.

On August 9, 2019, Aaron Salter III responded on Facebook to an August 3, 2019, shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that left 23 people dead.

“If i hear another story of someone mass shooing innocent people or like yesterday the 20 year old in Missouri who when to Walmart with and assault rifle and 100 rounds and recorded himself making comments to people shopping I’m gonna loose my mind,” he posted on Facebook. The Missouri incident involved a man who went to a Walmart fully armed in what he called a test of his Second Amendment rights, according to the Associated Press.

Salter wrote, “we can't even do everyday s*** without having to watch our backs and that's scary af!”

Then came the haunting words about what was to come.


“The sad thing is I feel like a crazy close to home is gonna do something soon and I'm not ready for that. We as people of the so called USA need to do better this s*** is nuts,” he wrote.

Witness Grady Lewis said he was outside the store when the incident began but had a front-row seat for its conclusion, according to CNN.

“He came out. He put the gun to his head, to his chin. Then he dropped it and took off his bulletproof vest, then got on his hands and knees and put his hands behind his back,” Lewis said. “I thought they were going to shoot him, but they didn’t shoot him.”

“I still don’t even believe it happened … that a person would go into a supermarket full of people,” he said. “It was horrible. It was really horrible.”

Gendron left behind a manifesto about his crime, according to The New York Times.

In it, he said he had been “passively preparing” for the attack for years, as he amassed ammunition and tactical gear.

In January, he said plans “actually got serious” for the attack, which took place more than 200 miles from Gendron’s home in Conklin, a small New York town near the Pennsylvania border.

Gendron has been charged with first-degree murder.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: The Western Journal



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