Dylann Storm Roof, the 21-year-old white male who authorities say opened fire on a historic black church in Charleston, is now in custody after an hours-long manhunt.
Police arrested Storm late Thursday morning during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, which is about 250 miles from Charleston. He was apprehended after a citizen tipped off police to “suspicious activity,” according to Greg Mullen, Charleston police chief.
Storm fled the scene and was at large for hours after killing nine people. The Department of Justice and FBI have launched a hate crime investigation into the shooting.
One woman, who said she was as cousin of the church’s pastor, told NBC News late Wednesday night that the shooter reloaded five different times and told a survivor, “I have to do it. You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Roof was arrested in March at a Columbia mall and charged with possession of a narcotic painkiller, Mother Jones reported. He was also reportedly given a warning for trespassing “which he violated a couple weeks later,” said Ken Mathews, a lawyer who represented Roof for those charges, in an interview with the website. Matthews said he was “very shocked” to hear about the shooting, adding, “The dealings I had with him, he was just a normal kid.
Michael Vara (comments)
Now folks you need to know what is going on here, South Carolina is a state that goes against the controlers like Obama and his wanting STRICK gun control across the nation yet Gov N.Haley has not given in and is even trying to pass law that would enable all South Carolinines to walk in anyplace in the state with a fire arm and the obama administration and those pulling his strings do not want this freedom ! harder to take over a people who are armed !! keep us fighting over race !!
come together everyone and know this is just another attempt with yet another false flag !! this time in my back yard.