Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Arrested

Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Arrested

( 4UMF NEWS ) Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Arrested:


Law enforcement source tells WLTX Charleston church shooting suspect arrested in Shelby, NC. Police had been looking for him in Richland County.

Charleston police and the FBI had been searching for 21-year-old Dylann Roof of Columbia, S.C. in the church shooting of nine people. They say he attended a bible study meeting before opening fire.

"Public records show Roof was most recently arrested in March in Lexington County on drug charges," according to WCSC.

Early Thursday morning, Charleston police held a briefing about the deadly shooting of six females and three males at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, a historic black church. Police found eight people dead inside the church, while one victim was taken to a local hospital where that person later died.

Three people survived the attack.