What We Know About South Carolina Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof

TIME

The chief suspect in the fatal shooting of nine people Wednesday night at a historic black church in South Carolina, who was arrested in North Carolina, has arrived back in the state and will be held at a detention center, the city’s police department said Thursday.

Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man from Lexington, S.C., was identified by authorities on Thursday as the suspect. He reportedly spent an hour at a prayer meeting before opening fire, killing nine and injuring several others, at the Emanuel AME Church before fleeing. The Associated Press (AP) reports a florist driving to work saw a vehicle that matched the description of one publicized by authorities and then looked at the driver, whom she recognized from the news; the woman told her boss, who then contacted a police officer he knew, who then told the Shelby Police Department.

A spokeswoman for the Lexington County School…

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