The suspect accused of shooting and killing six women and three men at a historic Black church in Charleston, South Carolina showed signs that the massacre was premeditated.
According to reports, before the unfathomable events at Emanuel AME Church, the man identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, told his intended victims: “I want to shoot Black people.” Roof apparently sat inside the church during bible study for an hour before opening fire.
In the profile photo on the suspect’s Facebook page, the 21-year-old wears a black sweatshirt with the Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and South African apartheid flags stitched on it. This is an apparent sign that Roof’s intentions were thought out.
We also know that Dylann’s, who was said to be a very quiet guy, has a past legal history. He was charged with trespassing and drugs offence in March and April. This mug shot was released.
A manhunt is underway in Charleston to capture the man behind the horrific attacks.