Report: Police bought Charleston shooter Burger King after arrest

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Police say they bought the Charleston shooting suspect Burger King after his arrest.

Dylann Roof, 21, confessed to shooting and killing nine people at a historically black church in Charleston.

He was on the run for nearly 16 hours before he was arrested in Shelby, North Carolina.

After his arrest, he told police that he was hungry, so they bought him some food from a nearby Burger King, according to The Charlotte Observer.

“He was very quiet, very calm,” Shelby Police Officer Jeff Ledford told the paper. “He sat down here very quietly. He was not problematic.”

Roof reportedly told authorities that he had been planning the attack for a long time.

He told investigators he wanted to start a race war.

Witnesses say the gunman stood up and said he was there “to shoot black people,” a law enforcement official said.

Roof has told police that he “almost didn’t go through with it because everyone was so nice to him.”


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