Payton Gendron who is accused of killing 10 people and wounding 3 more 

Government official said, the semi-automatic gun that Gendron used in the shooting had “the N-word” spelled out in white paint on the barrel, and also the number 14

The official said “14” refers to a 14-word statement that is popular with white supremacists 

The statement says - We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white people

The statement is attributed to the late David Lane, an activist with a white supremacist terror group known as The Order

His full name is Payton S. Gendron and he is only 18 years old

He drove 3½ hours from his small town to reach Buffalo supermarket to commit hate crime 

According to Buffalo City Court Judge Craig Hannah, If he found guilty, he faces a life sentence in prison

Gendron told the judge "I understand my charges." Gendron pleaded not guilty and was remanded without bail

Officials said, they are investigating the shooting as a racially motivated hate crime

Because , Gendron is white and 11 of the 13 shooting victims are Black

Erie County District Attorney said investigators have collected evidence showing "racial animosity" was behind the attack, Erie County Sheriff referred to the gunman and his crime as "pure evil."

Gendron was a student at SUNY Broome Community College, in Broome County near Binghamton, but he is no longer studying there