Dylann Roof has been arrested! The primary suspect behind the horrific Charleston Church Shooting that left nine people dead was apprehended on June 18 in Shelby, North Carolina!
They got him. Dylann Roof, the 21-year old suspect in the Charleston Church massacre, has been apprehended! Authorities said that the man allegedly behind the shooting that killed nine parishioners of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church has been caught and is now behind bars!
Dylann’s arrest was announced by U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on June 18, reports ABC. Moments after the June 17 shooting, the FBI and Charleston police were on the case, conducting an intense manhunt for Dylann.
After hours of an intense search, Dylann was finally caught in Shelby, North Carolina, law enforcement told WLTX. Earlier in the day, the police were searching lower Richland County, South Carolina, because Dylann grew up there and still had family in the area.
Dylann allegedly sat in the back of the Charleston church on June 17, waiting quietly while a Bible Study began. After an hour, Dylann allegedly opened fire, killing nine people, including the pastor and South Carolina state senator, Clementa Pinckeny. Dylann allegedly told the woman he left as a survivor that he “[had] to do it,” and that “you’re raping our women and taking over the country. You have to go.”
When news broke over this tragedy, celebs from the entertainment world expressed their sorrow and frustration. Taylor Swift, Questlove, Kerry Washington and others all tweeted how they were heartbroken over the hate crime and how they were praying for those involved in this unbelievable event.
Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families and friends of the victims of this shooting.
— Jason Brow