Friday, June 19, 2015
The truth about Dylann Roof Confessed Killer of 9 People at AME Church, ...
Suspect Dylann Roof has allegedly confessed to killing nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina according to a law enforcement source briefed on the investigation.
It was also said that Dylann Roof purchased the .45 caliber pistol with $400 his father gave him for his birthday, other sources said.
There is loophole in federal law (backed by the NRA) that has been exploited some 15,000 times over the last five years, according to the Everytown for Gun Safety advocacy group – and that allowed Dylann Roof, the alleged Charleston gunman, to buy his weapon.
"He was big into segregation and other stuff," Tyler said. "He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself." Roof was among a dozen church members who were attending a Bible study at Emanuel AME, one of the nation's oldest African-American churches. He asked to sit next to the pastor, and about an hour into the meeting, opened fire on the people there. He killed six women and three men, including the pastor, the Rev. Clementa Pinckney. Three people survived.
A survivor said that the shooter "reloaded five different times, and he just said, 'I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go."
A citizen saw the suspect's car and reported it to police, who responded and made the arrest, police said. Roof cooperated with the officer who stopped him, according to police.
He has been charged with nine counts of murder and a weapons possession charge, police said.