Dylann Roof’s roommate says the suspect was planning something for the last 6 months, before he launched his terrorist attack on a South Carolina church.
Dalton Tyler told ABC News that he’d known Roof for at least seven months, and that the 21-year-old was “planning something like that for six months.”
“He was big into segregation and other stuff,” Tyler said. “He said he wanted to start a civil war. He said he was going to do something like that and then kill himself.”
Roof’s uncle, Carson Cowles, has been the only family member to speak out and says he warned Roof’s mother that her son was too introverted and described him as a “quiet, soft-spoken boy.”
“I said he was like 19 years old, he still didn’t have a job, a driver’s license or anything like that and he just stayed in his room a lot of the time,” Cowles said in a telephone interview with Reuters.
Roof was apprehended on Thursday after a local florist spotted him. Of course Roof was taken in alive.