Thursday recap of Charleston church shooting

Things to know:

  • Nine people – three men and six women – were shot and killed during a prayer meeting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Officials arrested Dylann Roof, 21, after a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina. Authorities said Roof used an ATM on Providence Road in Charlotte.
  • FBI and Charleston officials are investigating the shooting as a hate crime.
RESOURCES:

Dylann Roof, the alleged gunman authorities say is responsible for killing nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina, church Wednesday night, has been apprehended, authorities said.

Police said Roof, 21, was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina, about 250 miles north of Charleston. He was charged with murder and extradited back to Charleston Thursday evening.

UPDATE at 8:45 THURSDAY:

Charleston announces plan for prayer vigil to be held Friday.

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UPDATE at 8 P.M. THURSDAY:

Roof will be held in the Al Cannon Detention Center, Charleston police said. His bond hearing is pending.

UPDATE at 7:20 P.M. THURSDAY:

The plane carrying Roof has landed in Charleston.

UPDATE at 6:45 P.M. THURSDAY:

Sylvia Johnson, cousin of Rev. Clementa Pinckney, spoke to ABC News about the shooting.

Johnson said a survivor told her the shooter entered the church asking to see Pinckney.

“They showed him where he was and Clementa, being the kind-spirited person that he is, he had him [the shooter] sit next to him,” Johnson said.

The survivor told Johnson the gunman, addressing her son, said “You all rape women and you’re taking over our country.”

The survivor said it wasn’t until the end of Bible study that Roof started shooting. The survivor said Roof loaded his gun about five times.

UPDATE at 6:22 P.M. THURSDAY: