Cops Bought Fast Food for Dylann Roof After He Complained He was Hungry Following Charleston Massacre
The 21-year-old was apprehended in North Carolina hours after he allegedly opened fire on the unsuspecting parishioners
Police brought Dylann Roof Burger King after he allegedly slaughtered nine people at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Shelby police Chief Jeff Ledford described Roof’s arrest as uneventful. “He was very quiet, very calm. He didn’t talk,” he told the Charlotte Observer. “He sat down here very quietly. He was not problematic.”
But when he complained about being hungry, they picked up some fast food for him. The 21-year-old was apprehended in North Carolina hours after he allegedly opened fire on the unsuspecting parishioners.
Authorities are still trying to determine where Roof got the gun and ammunition. Police are talking to various South Carolina gun stores to determine whether Roof patronized the shops, a gun store employee tells PEOPLE.
“He didn’t buy the weapon from us,” the employee, who has been told not to speak to the press and requested anonymity, says of Roof. “What’s being looked into is if he bought ammunition.”
Following Roof’s arrest last Thursday, police began approaching area gun stores asking if Roof had come in as a customer.
“They were looking for how he got the gun, and how he learned to shoot,” the employee says. “Someone had to teach him, some time. It’s not like you can get proficient from watching videos online.”
Adds the employee: “Everyone is hoping he doesn’t turn up as a customer. No one wants to be the one who sold to a murderer. If we can shed light, we will.”
Roof is charged with nine counts of murder.
• Reporting by SUSAN KEATING
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