Video of Charleston church shooter in custody in Shelby NC
SHELBY NC – Dylann Storm Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday following the massacre at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night. He was arrested Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina, about 245 miles north, during a traffic stop, Charleston Police Chief Gregory Mullen said at a news conference.
“I am so pleased that we were able to resolve this case quickly … so that nobody else is harmed by this individual who obviously committed a tragic, heinous crime in the city of Charleston,” Mullen said.
Various reports are emerging today from family members including those that Roof received a firearm for his last birthday, as well as chilling details leading up to the shooting.