Accused South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof to face more charges
(CNN) — Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof faces three more charges in the June 17 attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in which nine people were killed, according to a statement Tuesday from a South Carolina prosecutor.
Roof initially was charged with nine counts of murder and one count of possessing a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
“We presented three additional attempted murder charges to the grand jury and the defendant was subsequently indicted for those charges. These attempted murder charges are related to the victims who survived their attack at Mother Emanuel,” said the statement from Ninth Judicial Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson.
Roof is accused of shooting participants at a Bible study class at the historic black church. Nine people died, including the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, who also was a state senator in South Carolina.
Roof was captured in North Carolina the day after the shooting and was brought back to South Carolina.