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5:20 p.m.

An assistant clerk in North Carolina says the extradition hearing for suspect in the fatal shooting of nine people at a historic black church lasted just 10 minutes, and he waived his right to counsel.

At the hearing, suspect 21-year-old Dylann Roof waived his right to extradition, which means he will be headed to South Carolina.

Cleveland County Assistant Clerk Ruth Deviney says she doesn’t know when or how that will happen. She says Roof was taken from the courthouse by officers from the FBI, the Sheriff’s Office and the Shelby Police. She says he’s legally in the custody of the Shelby police.

Waiving his right to counsel means Roof will either represent himself or hire his own lawyer.


5:15 p.m.

Court records show that the suspect in the fatal shooting of nine people at a historic black church has waived extradition and will be headed from Shelby, North Carolina — where he was arrested — back to South Carolina.

The records show that 21-year-old Dylann Roof waived extradition during a Thursday afternoon court appearance in Shelby. He was arrested there earlier in the day in a car by local police.

Police in Charleston, South Carolina, say he fatally shot the nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Church there on Wednesday night after joining in a Bible study group for nearly an hour.

On Thursday, Roof wore a bullet-resistant vest over a white T-shirt, black jeans and brown boots as two police officers walked him through a side door at the Shelby police department and down some stairs to a waiting squad car.

He had shackles on his feet and his hands were cuffed behind his back.

Roof kept his head down most of the time, chin toward his chest, before officers drove him away.


4:55 p.m.

A friend says the white man accused of killing nine people inside a historic black church in Charleston had told him recently that black people were taking over the world and that something needed to be done for the white race.

Joseph Meek Jr. told The Associated Press on Thursday at his home in Lexington, South Carolina, that 21-year-old Dylann Roof had reconnected with him a few weeks ago. The two had been best friends in middle school but lost touch when Roof moved away about five years ago.

Meek says that Roof’s racial comments came completely out of the blue and that his friend had been nothing like that before he moved away.

Meek says he could tell something was troubling his friend recently, but he wasn’t able to find out what was bothering him before the shooting.


CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A white man who joined a prayer meeting inside a historic black church and then fatally shot nine people was captured without resistance Thursday after an all-night manhunt, Charleston’s police chief said.

Dylann Storm Roof, 21, spent nearly an hour inside the church Wednesday night before killing six women and three men, including the pastor, Chief Greg Mullen said. A citizen spotted his car in Shelby, North Carolina, nearly four hours away.

The chief wouldn’t discuss a motive. Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. called it “pure, pure concentrated evil.” Stunned community leaders and politicians condemned the attack on The Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch said the Justice Department has begun a hate crime investigation.

President Barack Obama, who personally knew the slain pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, said these shootings have to stop.

“At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries,” Obama said.

Pinckney, 41, was a married father of two who spent 19 years in the South Carolina legislature. He became the youngest member of the House when he was first elected as a Democrat at 23.

“He had a core not many of us have,” said Sen. Vincent Sheheen, who sat beside Pinckney in the Senate. “I think of the irony that the most gentle of the 46 of us — the best of the 46 of us in this chamber — is the one who lost his life.”

The other victims were identified as Cynthia Hurd, 54; Tywanza Sanders, 26; Sharonda Singleton, 45; Myra Thompson, 59; Ethel Lance, 70; Susie Jackson, 87; the Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr., 74; and DePayne Doctor.

Sanders had recently graduated from Allen University. Hurd worked for Charleston County’s library system for 31 years. Doctor was an enrollment counselor at Southern Wesleyan University’s Charleston Campus, according to a friend.

Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said autopsies would be conducted over the next several days and did not have specific information on how many times the victims were shot or the locations of their injuries.

Roof’s childhood friend, Joey Meek, alerted the FBI after recognizing him in a surveillance camera image, said Meek’s mother, Kimberly Konzny. Roof had worn the same sweatshirt while playing Xbox videogames in their home recently.

“I don’t know what was going through his head,” Konzny said. “He was a really sweet kid. He was quiet. He only had a few friends.”

Roof had been to jail: State court records show a pending felony drug case and a past misdemeanor trespassing charge.

He also displayed the flags of defeated white-ruled regimes: a Confederate flag was on his license plate, Konzny said, and a photo on his Facebook page shows him wearing a jacket with stitched-on flag patches from Rhodesia and apartheid-era South Africa.

Roof wasn’t known to the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., and it’s not clear whether he had any connection to the 16 white supremacist organizations operating in South Carolina, but he appears to be a “disaffected white supremacist,” based on his Facebook page, said the center’s president, Richard Cohen.

The shooting evoked painful memories of other attacks. Black churches were bombed in the 1960s when they served as organizing hubs for the Civil Rights movement, and burned by arsons across the South in the 1990s. Others survived shooting sprees.

This particular congregation, which formed in 1816, has its own grim history: A founder, Denmark Vesey, was hanged after trying to organize a slave revolt in 1822, and white landowners burned the church in revenge, leaving parishioners to worship underground until after the Civil War.

This shooting “should be a warning to us all that we do have a problem in our society,” said state Rep. Wendell Gilliard, a Democrat whose district includes the church. “There’s a race problem in our country. There’s a gun problem in our country. We need to act on them quickly.”

“Of all cities, in Charleston, to have a horrible hateful person go into the church and kill people there to pray and worship with each other is something that is beyond any comprehension and is not explained,” Riley said. “We are going to put our arms around that church and that church family.”

NAACP President and CEO Cornell William Brooks said “there is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people.”

A few bouquets of flowers tied to a police barricade outside the church formed a small but growing memorial.

“Today I feel like it’s 9-11 again,” Bob Dyer, who works in the area, said after leaving an arrangement of yellow flowers wrapped in plastic. “I’m in shock.”

The attack came two months after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man, Walter Scott, by a white police officer in neighboring North Charleston, which increased racial tensions. The officer awaits trial for murder, and the shooting prompted South Carolina to pass a law, co-sponsored by Pinckney, to equip police statewide with body cameras.

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67 thoughts on “21-Year-Old Dylann Roof CAPTURED In South Carolina; Victims Names Released

  1. psnthersdec on said:

    Yet the LGBT community remains silent but accuses everyone else of ignoring them when something happens to them.

  2. Honestly on said:

    These cave n!@@ers are out of control. They claim people of color are more violent, not!! These depraved and rigidly racist neanderthal apes should have never been let out of the caves of Europe.

    • It usually comes back in one way or another. No peace for him his family or anyone involved for the rest of their lives .I have seen how one family member can ruin the lives of several family members.

  3. Jean Jacobs on said:

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  4. I bet he is catching pure hell right now.

    Inmate A: ” So, what are you in for?”
    Inmate B: : ” You did WHAT???”
    Inmate A: : ” So you don’t like us huh???”

    Dylann: ” I want my mommy!!!!”

    Prayers to the family, and everyone involved in what was a true tragedy! WHO gives a child a gun as a gift to at this age! Yes, he was still a child!

  5. October on said:

    Pray for what? We been prayin’ since we arrive on these shores. What has it gotten us? Appanl, not inclusine into the American society. We need to start opening our on businesses and hire our own. That would be a positive start. Anyone have anything to add?

    • Hiding in shame like the rest of the family hoping the TODAY show or Good Morning America does not track them down and come knocking on their door at 6am.

  6. We hv been forced to pray to baby jesus from the beginning where has it gotten us in this society, nowhere but a full circle. Mayb he is taking his baby nap from that nice warm bottle he just dranked. My ppl wake up we hv been lied to from the moment we were put in that cargo ship. Every idol has a story. Do ur research on every Greco roman god. On bt the way ur new testament was written in greek.

  7. Scott Harris on said:

    Greetings Everyone! Let’s please come together and pray tonight. Prayer Line 712-432-1212; Code: 759-626-052
    8 P.M. EST
    God Bless!

  8. psnthersdec on said:

    I don’t care how many times white folks shoot up the country black people still gonna knock themselves out to move into their neighborhoods

    • MacBen on said:

      Have you compared the property valuations and crime stas?? The real question is why aren’t other races moving into “black” neighborhoods??

      • psnthersdec on said:

        As if white folks don’t commit crimes. Tune into Investigative Discovery take notes and see what kind of crimes white people commit to each other. They ain’t as innocent as you think they are. They got 2 murders on the run and a white guy shooting in Dallas in one wee and you still say white folks are crime free. You must be a Trump voter.

  9. specialt757 on said:

    Nothing but speculation, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he was trying to the revenge the arrest of the SC police officer in N. Charleston who killed Mr. Scott all over a broken tail light. It has got to be a reason, and clearly even if it’s a dumb ass one.

  10. absolute on said:

    That’s why I’m all in favor of church members carrying a registered/licensed to church. Too bad they didn’t have armed security on staff or a church member carrying a gun to shoot back at his butt. Evil and hate for racial reasons is still very much alive.

    • Thats the problem we been praying to baby jesus all this time instead of the rock of Abraham Isaac and Jacob. Ppl we were force to call baby jesus our lord and saviour when we came over here in captivity. Its idolatry, there can and there will b only one. Study the words of the prophet Elijah. Hebrew scriptures Greek scriptures to different things written by to different ppl. Let me guess the name of ur book is king james version. Thk a min. Who is king james.

  11. Linda on said:

    This POS is just one of thousands if not millions.

    South Carolina and other parts of this country are rampant with KKK members!

  12. In a lot of cases the perpetrator is suicidal and wants to take someone with them. This was a planned mass murder for whatever reason that was going on in his hot little head! So glad they caught him, who knows what his next plot would be if they didn’t catch him. Prayers to all of the families.

  13. specialt757 on said:

    “Roof’s father gave him a .45-caliber pistol for his birthday this year…” What a great present to give your child, SMH white folks… I really wished he wouldn’t have surrendered and they would’ve had to unload all their bullets in his ASS! You know like they do blacks folks reaching for their wallets.

  14. I burrell on said:

    HERE WE GO AGAIN !! This is NOT a hate crime…This was an ASSASSINATION !
    He just shot (murdered) everyone else to “coverup” the REAL motive: “ASSASSINATE THE SENATOR”. If this were a “hate crime”.. He did not have to drive 2 hours to kill black people. (There are black people everywhere” . He was on an assignment- His steps were too specific.

  15. specialt757 on said:

    It has become apparently clear that your mother should have used birth control behind the barn that night.

  16. specialt757 on said:

    OMG, I heard this on the news last night but of course there was no other details other than someone opened fire in a church in SC. I can only imagine how these families are suffering and the horrific pain they must feel. I pray that they find peace eventually. I just keep imagining the God must have it finger on the “delete” button and at any moment is ready to say, it’s time to all start over.

  17. babymongoose on said:

    My condolences to all the families involved in this sad and horrific event. ” Are we our brothers keeper”? We all were made in His image and He will judge.
    To our great senator , Senator Clementa Pinckney always working for the greater good he loved people and his community and we loved him. We can only strive and take up the torch and run with it like you did. Rest my brother

  18. MacBen on said:

    See what being so accepting does? Can a black man just walk up in a white church and not be immediately confronted?? These folks are like pitbulls- unpredictable.

    • NO hair hats !!!!! on said:

      Just thinking out loud, I wonder why he did not go in the worse of neighborhoods where crime is high to do his shootings ? I will answer that cause he knew he would not make it out alive. This is not mental illness, this is my two cents opinion, this is all carnal flesh and Satan. He just had to pick a place where folks were vulnerable and had their minds on the Lord in worship. At least they died in a righteous setting.

  19. Crissypoo726 on said:

    I am just curious as to why presidential candidate Jeb Bush cancelled his scheduled campaign stop in South Carolina.

  20. Joy2 on said:

    Lots of MENTAL ILLNESS going on in the world. And, this goes for ALL races, and ethnicities. I always SMH when the news media asks why someone would do this….Duuuuuuuuh….whatever happened to just simply CRAZY

  21. Linda on said:

    Why is this RACIST TROLL-peter johnson on the BAW website with his IGNORANT MESS!—–

  22. This is a damn shame. The damn nerve of anyone white, black or otherwise to commit such a hate crime. Anyone thinking this is anything other than pure hate or evil is an idiot. I don’t hold the entire white race accountable for this one act. I am not like white America, no matter what one person of color does white America equates it to everyone in the race.This is a heinous act and this person should be bought to justice and if he can not surrender quietly without resistance, then he should be gunned down like any other criminal. However, I really don’t see that happening. To anyone that wants to compare this to anything other than hate please don’t respond to me. If you are too stupid to understand that statistics can be made to reveal whatever the researcher or the entity paying for the research wants it to say, again DO NOT respond. You know who the hell you are!

  23. @Peter Johnson, I apologize for communicating with you. I NEVER try and effectively communicate with STUPID people. I am sorry. This will never happen again. I have no tolerance for STUPIDITY or STUPID people!

  24. To: someone who cares:

    I get what you are saying, however, in reference to “holding all white people accountable,” unfortunately, this is what white America” do to black people when a black person does something wrong; whites “hold the whole black race accountable.”

  25. Peter Johson:

    You have the audacity to compare murders? You appear to have amnesia in regards to “murders” that whites have committed against black people since “slavery!” This man who have committed these murders in “The Church” is pure evil and a devil! I have prayed that he is found and brought to JUSTICE. Hopefully this coward won’t escape Justice by killing himself!

    • specialt757 on said:

      FINALLY, you said something I can totally relate. But this coward will kill himself before he is taken alive, you can bet on that. I really hope someone who is just as evil gets to him first.

  26. Someone who cares on said:

    Please don’t hold all white people responsible for some crazy a$$ coward with a heart full of hate. There are more of us with love for Jesus and ALL of his brothers and sisters than you know. God be with the victims and their families at this terrible horrific time. Peace be with you all.

  27. Linda on said:

    OMG–So sad!

    This is the 1960’s all over again with so much HATRED//RACISM!!!!

    In the 60’s a Black church was bombed killing several innocent young girls worshipping at a Sunday service.

    Church is God’s house-ignorant people apparently lack respect for that.

    If there ever was a reason for African American’s to stop shooting/killing each other over dumb shit-now is that time.

    Every other race in this country is prospering except US. Why because we refuse to just all get along.

    We will never be able to resolve the issue of RACISM in Amerykah-therefore, it is time for us to UNITE!

    I hope this racist POS who did this is apprehended, however, I will not hold my breath waiting for this to happen. Law enforcement does not put forth the same effort when people of color are killed by Whites-as they do when we kill one of their asses.

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