BREAKING: Suspect ARRESTED – Suspect identified as Dylann Storm Roof by FBI

(UPDATED AT BOTTOM)

The suspect has been identified as Dylann Storm Roof who is 21 years old and lives in Colombia, SC:

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We’ll bring you more about the suspect as we know it.

 

UPDATE: If this is indeed his facebook page, there isn’t much there.

 

UPDATE 2: According to Conflict News, he’s wearing the flags of South Africa back when it was under apartheid:

 

UPDATE 3: CNN chief producer says he stood up in the church and said he was there to shoot black people:

 

UPDATE 4: Dylann Storm Roof sounds delusional:

 

UPDATE 5: Another reported photo of Dylann Storm Roof:

 

UPDATE 6: Looks like Dylann Storm Roof has been apprehended in North Carolina:

 

UPDATE 7: Here’s more info on the killer:

THE HILL – The FBI has identified 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof as a suspect in the mass shooting at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., according to multiple reports.

Denise Taiste, a Columbia, S.C.-based spokeswoman for the FBI, confirmed the suspect’s identity, The Charleston Post and Courier reported.

Roof is from the Columbia area and has been arrested twice in South Carolina as an adult, according to the state’s Law Enforcement Division, the Post and Courier reported.

In a picture on his apparent Facebook page, Roof is seen wearing a black jacket with what appear to be the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and colonial Rhodesia, both of which practiced racist segregation policies.

According to Reuters, law enforcement officers were at Roof’s mother’s home on Thursday morning.

Roof’s father gave him a gun for his 21st birthday, Reuters reported after a conversation with his uncle, 56-year-old Carson Cowles.

A Department of Justice representative said federal officials are launching a hate crime investigation into the fatal shooting on Wednesday evening that killed nine people.

“The investigation is parallel to and cooperative with the state’s investigation,” the representative said.

The shooter allegedly attended an evening service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston for about an hour before opening fire on other congregants.

Six women and three men were killed in the shooting, with eight people found dead at the scene. Another person died en route to an area hospital, according to area law enforcement officials.

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