Dylann Storm Roof Identified as Suspected Gunman in Charleston Mass Shooting (Updated)


Update, 11:30 am EST: Dylann Storm Roof was reportedly arrested in Shelby, North Carolina, according to multiple news sources.

The FBI has reportedly identified Dylann Storm Roof as the suspected gunman behind the mass shooting at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday. Police released a flier Thursday morning with details of the suspect in the attack:

The shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church killed nine people, six women and three men, including the church’s pastor Rev. Clementa Pinckney.

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