Church Shooting Suspect Busted in Traffic Stop

Dylann Roof reportedly captured in Shelby, NC
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 18, 2015 10:55 AM CDT
Church Shooting Suspect Busted in Traffic Stop
This April 2015 photo released by the Lexington County, SC, Detention Center shows suspect Dylann Roof, 21.   (SC Detention Center via AP)

"I can confirm that there is a suspect in custody" for last night's church shootings in Charleston, Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a press conference today, per the AP. Charleston's mayor, police chief, and the FBI are all confirming the arrest of 21-year-old Dylann Roof; Reuters reports, reportedly after a traffic stop in Shelby, NC. Police in Charleston say they'll be holding a news conference early this afternoon, notes the New York Times. (More Charleston stories.)

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