11:40 A.M. – SHELBY, N.C. (MEDIA GENERAL) – According to multiple media reports, Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof, 21, has been apprehended by law enforcement officials in Shelby, North Carolina.
Roof is alleged to have killed nine people in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina late Wednesday, June 17, 2015. The incident is being treated as a hate crime.
According to witnesses, the suspect stood up and said he was there “to shoot black people.” A survivor told other media outlets that the shooter said, “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
The suspect killed six women and three men. The identities of the victims have yet to be released, however multiple outlets have confirmed the church’s pastor, Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who also was a state Senator, is among the deceased.
10:15 A.M. Law Enforcement Officials have released the identity of the prime suspect in the shooting deaths of nine people at Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday night. Police say they are looking for Dylann Roof, 21, of Lexington. He is considered armed and very dangerous. If you see him, please call 1-800-225-5324.
———-At a press conference held by Chief Mullen and Mayor Riley, images of the suspect in the mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun Street were released. The press release says the suspect is described as a younger white male, approximately 5’9″ tall with a slender build. They also released images of his black car.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s identity or whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-225-5324.
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