White Man Arrested in Killing of 9 in Historic Black Church

A white man was arrested Thursday in the slayings of nine people, including the pastor, at a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston. Dylann Storm Roof, 21, stayed for nearly an hour inside the church Wednesday night before shooting six females and three males at a prayer meeting, Police Chief Greg Mullen said. Roof was arrested at a traffic stop Thursday morning in North Carolina, Mullen said. "Acts like this one have no place in our country," said Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced a Justice Department hate crime investigation.



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