Earlier we reported that a Caucasian male attacked a historic African-American church, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
Until few hours ago the suspect was at large.
Here are all we know about Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.
1. He is 21-year-old and has been taken into custody.
2. He has an arrest history for trespassing, awaiting moderation. Also, for possession of a controlled substance.
3. Dylann Roof’s father gave him a .45 caliber pistol for his birthday.
4. According to one of his peer, he’s an heavy drug user.
5. Roof told the church “I have to do it. You’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go, according to a witness, right before the shooting.
6. He attended bible study for an hour before the attack.
7. A total of 9 people have died and 3 others are still injured as a result of this shooting.
8. Among the deceased is a state senator, Reverend Clementa Pickney.
9. Roof wore apartheid-era flags on his jacket.
10. Police have declared this a hate crime.
Source – Bossip