Dylann Roof

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The suspect accused of fatally shooting nine people at Emanuel AME Church Wednesday night has been arrested.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says 21-year-old Dylann Roof has been arrested in Shelby, North Carolina. The 21-year-old from Lexington, South Carolina was wanted for the murder of nine people at Emanuel AME Church.

Authorities identified Roof as the shooting suspect Thursday morning. He was described as a white male, 21 years old, slender/small build, gray sweat shirt, blue jeans and clean shaven, and believed to be driving a dark in color Hyundai Elantra with vehicle tag LGF330.

Public records show Roof was most recently arrested in March in Lexington County on drug charges.

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