21 year old Dylan Roof is now in custody in regards to the shooting at a historically black Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina that left nine dead. Roof made his first appearance in court in Shelby, North Carolina, where he waived extradition. Roof is reportedly on his way back to Charleston, where he will face charges.
Roof was captured during a traffic stop, in Shelby, North Carolina just about 250 miles away from the church. President Obama had a few words himself.
“Now is the time for mourning, But, let’s be clear at some point, we as a country will have to reconcile the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.”
The shooting is being investigated as a hate crime. One police officer, chief Greg Mullen commented, but did not elaborate on the situation.
“There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that it is hate crime.”
The Department of Justice has launched a federal civil rights investigation into the shooting, until then this is all the news we have and will further update once more evidence prevails.