9 Dead In Charleston Church Shooting!!!
BREAKING: Charleston church shooting suspect Dylann Roof has been taken into custody in Shelby, after 9 Dead In Charleston Church Shooting.
UPDATE: Dylann Roof has been CAPTURED!
The 21-year-old shooter, Dylann Roof has been taken into police custody in North Carolina after Wednesday’s deadly shooting at the Emanuel AME Church, Charleston police said Thursday.
What is wrong with people like Dylann Roof, who went on a killing spree claiming that he was there “to shoot black people,” according to Witnesses and a law enforcement official.
Luckily, police have captured Roof, but the aftermath of 9 people who were gunned down by aother racially charged murder. The killings were a senseless act of violence and should have NEVER taken place at the historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.
When will Americans realize RACISM and PREJUDICE is utterly wrong.
CelebNMusic247.com has this report via CNN:
Thank Goodness, they got him!
Dylann Roof was arrested Thursday morning about 245 miles (395 kilometers) away in Shelby, North Carolina, law enforcement authorities said.
Dylann Roof, 21, of Lexington, South Carolina, was taken into custody without incident about 11:15 a.m. during a traffic stop, Charleston police Chief Greg Mullen said Thursday morning. He said local police were acting on a BOLO (be-on-the-lookout) notice that included a vehicle description, the license tag and the suspect’s name.
Roof was armed with a gun when he was arrested, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation. It’s not clear if it’s the same firearm he allegedly used in the shooting.
A senior law enforcement source told CNN the suspect’s father had recently bought him a .45-caliber gun for his 21st birthday.
President Barack Obama mourned the violence and the victims, saying, “Any death of this sort is a tragedy. Any shooting involving multiple victims is a tragedy. There is something particularly heartbreaking about death happening in a place in which we seek solace, we seek peace.”
The slayings took place inside the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, near the heart of Charleston’s tourist district. The man spent an hour in a prayer meeting before he opened fire, Mullen said Thursday morning.
A law enforcement official says witnesses told them the gunman stood up and said he was there “to shoot black people.”
Police were searching for information about Roof.
He was charged earlier this year on a trespassing charge in Lexington County, South Carolina. According to an arrest warrant, Roof was approached by police after a store complained about him.
After a search, police found an unlabeled pill bottle with “multiple orange in color strips” believed to be suboxone, a drug used to relieve painkiller addiction. Roof told police that a friend gave him the drugs.
Authorities are investigating whether Roof (whose last name is rhymes with “cough”) had links to hate groups.
A picture of him on social media showed him wearing a jacket with what appear to be the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and nearby Rhodesia, a former British colony that was ruled by a white minority until it became independent in 1980 and changed its name to Zimbabwe.