WBTV reporting that 21-year-old Dylann Roof sat through an hour-long bible study before he began shooting church members. He then fled the scene.
(Story) According to multiple sources, 21-year-old Dylann Roof was arrested in Shelby, NC Thursday morning.
According to police, nine people were killed after shots were fired during a prayer meeting inside Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street around 9:05 p.m. Police Chief Greg Mullen said officers arrived to find eight people dead inside the church. A ninth victim died later at a nearby hospital.
SC Senator Clementa C. Pinckney (age 41) was one of the nine shot and killed inside the church. He served as pastor for Emanuel AME in addition to his role as a state senator for District 45. Former North Carolina senator Malcolm Graham’s sister was inside the Emmanuel AME church during the deadly shooting and was one of the victims who died. Mullen said Roof sat through an hour-long bible study before he began shooting church members. He then fled the scene.
Roof was traveling along Highway 74. Police reportedly arrested him without incident.
Public records show Roof was most recently arrested in March in Lexington County on drug charges.
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