Dylann Roof, the man accused of opening fire and killing nine people inside a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina told officials he wanted to start “a race war.”
Roof was taken into custody on Thursday morning in Shelby, North Carolina, less than 14-hours after shooting six women and three men inside Emanuel AME Church. A new Snapchat video shows Roof inside the church, sitting with the group for bible study before announcing that he was there “to shoot black people.”
One of the nine dead, the pastor, state senator, Clementa Picnkney. Pickney’s cousin, Sylvia Johnson, said that Roof came into the church asking for the minister. Johnson recounted to CNN what her friend, who was also a survivor said. “My cousin, being the nice, kind, welcoming person he is, he welcomed him to his congregation, welcomed him to the Bible study, and he sat there for an hour … At the conclusion of the Bible study, they just heard just a ringing of a loud noise, and it was just awful from what I heard,” Johnson said.
Johnson said that when her friend’s son asked the gunman to stop, he replied: “‘No, you’ve raped our women, and you are taking over the country … I have to do what I have to do.’ And he shot the young man.”
Dylann has been charged with 9 counts of murder and is expected in court today.
SAG Awards Fashion Hits & Misses: Tracee Ellis Ross, Halle Berry, Lupita Nyong’o & More
The 2018 SAG Awards were full of fashion hits and misses. Here are some of the best and worst looks of the night.
Tracee Ellis Ross always knocks it out of the park and tonight, the black-ish star definitely hit a home run in a gorgeous white Ralph and Russo gown. Her co-star, Yara Shahidi, also stole the spotlight in a classic black pantsuit.
No surprise here, Halle Berry killed it in a sheer Pamela Roland dress, meanwhile, Lupita Nyong’o stunned in a strapless Ralph and Russo ensemble. Niecy Nash, who was also one of the night’s presenters, brightened the room with not only her smile, but her sexy green Zina Zaki dress.
SAG nominee, Mary J. Blige, glowed in a magical black and white Jean-Louis Sabaji masterpiece and we can’t forget about Sterling K. Brown’s wife, Ryan Michelle, who looked like a princess in a soft pink dress.
Black-ish star, Marsai Martin, was all grownish in this adorable wine MIRI couture gown.
As for who completely missed the mark, Maya Rudolph who who wore this head to toe floral ensemble; sorry girl.
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