The suspect in the tragic shooting at the historic Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday evening has been identified.
His name is Dylann Storm Roof, he's 21-years-old, white and from the Columbia area.
Nine people died last night as a result of the shooting, including State Senator Clementa Pinckney.
Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen said he believes this was a hate crime.
Here's everything we know about him so far:
The FBI identified Roof as the suspect on Thursday morning.
FBI has confirmed the suspect in Charleston AME church shooting identified as Dylann Roof, 21, of Lexington County. pic.twitter.com/EEzWlmOOCR — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) June 18, 2015
Roof has a criminal record and is out on bond for drug and trespassing charges.
Roof is currently out on bond in connection with recent arrests on drug, trespassing charges. #chsnews — Glenn Smith (@glennsmith5) June 18, 2015
According to an uncle, Roof received a gun for his 21st birthday.
#CharlestonShooting suspect #DylannRoof previously arrested twice. He was bought a gun for his 21st birthday in April — Kay Burley (@KayBurley) June 18, 2015
During the shooting, Roof allegedly revealed his hateful motive.
Charleston shooting witness: Survivor said suspect shouted "I have to do it. You rape our women and you're taking over our country." — Alastair Jamieson (@alastairjam) June 18, 2015
Roof's Facebook page features an image of him wearing a jacket with the flags of apartheid-era South Africa and Rhodesia.
That's the flag of apartheid-era South Africa on Dylann Roof's jacket pic.twitter.com/ex4cG15sVA — Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) June 18, 2015
Second flag on Dylann Roof's jacket appears to be that of white-rule Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe pic.twitter.com/js2IpiP8ZN — Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) June 18, 2015
He has black friends on Facebook, but that really doesn't tell us much.
About 35% of Dylann Roof's Facebook friends are black. So, miss me w/ that "I'm not racist, I have black friends" bit. — Shaun King (@ShaunKing) June 18, 2015
Many have labeled Roof a terrorist.
Dylann Storm Roof, an American terrorist. #CharlestonShooting pic.twitter.com/EO8ellugsl — deray mckesson (@deray) June 18, 2015
He's reportedly driving a black Hyundai.
Police: Dylann Roof is from Lexington, SC. May be driving black Hyundai with vehicle tag LGF330. #CharlestonShooting pic.twitter.com/I2o4LoQl4l — T.J. Holmes (@tjholmes) June 18, 2015
Roof has reportedly been arrested in North Carolina.
BREAKING: Dylann Roof has been arrested in Shelby, North Carolina (per @ABCNews4). #AMEShooting pic.twitter.com/FyrfYOH7MM — Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) June 18, 2015