Charleston Church Gunman Dylann Roof Has Been Captured
Dylann Roof has been apprehended.
According to NBC News, the 21-year-old white man suspected of shooting up Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina was caught Thursday morning (June 18) in Shelby, N.C.
“I can confirm there is a suspect in custody,” U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the outlet.
Roof allegedly killed six women and three men at the historically African American church after attending a prayer meeting. One of the victims was the church’s pastor, Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, a married father of two.
Our thoughts go out to all the victims’ family and friends during this horrific tragedy.