A remarkable detail on this photo of Dylann Storm Roof, suspect in the racist mass murder in Charleston, USA, is the flag patches on his clothes. The upper orange-white-blue patch shows the old flag of South Africa, when the apartheid regime ruled there. The other, green and white flag patch below it, shows the flag of the white supremacist regime of Rhodesia, 1968-1979.
A detail pointing in a direction of racist motives.
Roof’s father, it is said, on his son’s 21st birthday gave Dylann a gun as a present.
By Hilary Hanson in the USA:
Dylann Storm Roof Identified As Charleston Shooting Suspect: Report
06/18/2015 10:15 am EDT Updated: 1 minute ago
The man suspected of opening fire in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night, killing nine people, has been identified as 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, an FBI spokeswoman told The Post and Courier.
Denise Taiste, the FBI spokeswoman, confirmed Roof’s identity to the paper Thursday morning and described him as a resident of the Columbia area. He remains at large.
Law enforcement described Roof as 5 foot 9, with a slender build and sandy blond hair shaped into a bowl cut. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, jeans and Timberland boots and was driving a black sedan.
“The more I look at him, the more I’m convinced, that’s him,” Cowles said. He added that law enforcement officers visited the home of Roof’s mother on Thursday morning.
Roof is suspected of opening fire in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a Bible study meeting at around 9 p.m. Wednesday. Eight people were killed at the scene, while a ninth person later died in the hospital.
Witnesses said the gunman spent about a hour inside the church with victims before the shooting.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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