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What Is Known About Dylann Roof

What Is Known About Dylann Roof?

  • The 21-year-old from Lexington, S.C., is a high school dropout.
  • Court documents show Roof was arrested on two separate occasions at a shopping mall this year for a drug offense and trespassing.
  • His last name is pronounced "Roff."
  • North Carolina motorist identified Roof by his distinctive bowl-style haircut and alerted police, leading to Roof's arrest.
  • Roof had a Confederate flag on his license plate – not an unusual sight in America's South.
  • On his Facebook page, he wore a jacket with the flags of the former white-racist regimes of South Africa and Rhodesia.
  • Friends say Roof's racist views became sharper in the past few months.
  • Pro-civil rights Southern Poverty Law Center says Roof was not known to the group; it's unclear whether he had any connection to the 16 white supremacist organizations operating in South Carolina.
  • Source: AP and Reuters