Dylann Storm Roof Identified As Suspect In Charleston Shooting (Update)

Posted: Jun 18 2015, 1:37pm CDT | by , in Latest Political News


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Dylann Storm Roof Identified as Suspect in Charleston Shooting
Charelston, SC Police

Charleston, SC Police has released surveillance photos of the gunman that killed 9 in downtown Charleston earlier today and the shooter has been already identified as Dylann Storm Roof.

As reported earlier a white gunmen shot nine at a historic African American church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina. One of the victim is popular pastor and state senator Reverend Clementa Pinckney.

Charleston Police has now released photos of the suspect. He is described as younger white male, slender build and 5'09" height. The manhunt is still going on in Charleston.

Update: Police has captured Dylann Roof.

Police has just been able to identify the 21-year-old gunman as Dylann Storm Roof. The shooter is still at large. He has been been arrested twice earlier this year for drug charge and a trespassing charge according to the Post and Courier.

The gunmen has been inside the church for almost an hour before starting shooting and killing nine of the 12 people inside the church at the time.

One surveillance camera photos shows him entering the church. This photo is actually not too bad and people who know the suspect should be able to identify him based on the image.

Another shows his car arriving at the parking lot.

Police asks the people of Charelston to be vigilant in the press-conference this morning. They have no idea where he is and there is no reason to believe he left the city yet.

People with information about the shooting suspect should call 1-800CALLFBI (1-800-225-5324).

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