Jurors see dashcam video of Roof apprehension


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Jurors in the Charleston church shooting trial have viewed dashcam video from two police cruisers showing the apprehension of Dylann Roof.

Roof was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina, on June 18, 2015, the day after authorities say he killed nine black parishioners during a Bible study at Emanuel AME Church.

Two Shelby officers testified during Roof’s death penalty trial on Thursday that he surrendered to police without incident and did not oppose extradition back to South Carolina. One video shows Roof’s car being pulled over and Roof being escorted back to a police cruiser in handcuffs. Officers said they found a pistol beneath a pillow in the car after Roof told them he had a gun.

Testimony has concluded for the day in Roof’s federal trial in which he faces 33 counts, including hate crimes, stemming from the church shootings.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


WCBD News app graphic_1558160087567.png.jpg

Click for latest news and information