Police Release Dash-Cam Video of Alleged Charleston Gunman Dylann Roof's Arrest

Officers high-fived and fist-bumped after apprehending the Charleston church massacre suspect


Shelby, North Carolina, police have released the dash-cam footage from alleged gunman Dylann Roof‘s arrest.

Roof, 21, was apprehended in North Carolina hours after he allegedly opened fire on unsuspecting parishioners at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine people.

In the raw footage, police officers can be seen high-fiving and fist-bumping after making the arrest last Thursday. Later that night, Roof was flown back to South Carolina, where he was charged with nine counts of murder.

Shelby police Chief Jeff Ledford described Roof’s arrest as uneventful. “He sat down here very quietly,” he said. “He was not problematic.”

Police also released the 911 call that led to Roof’s arrest. In the audio clip, Todd Frady describes the suspect and his vehicle to officers. “Black Hyundai, it has this weird circle tag on the front,” he says, “and the boy has a bowl-lookin’ haircut.”

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