Church Shooting Suspect Dylann Roof Behind Bars in South Carolina

After being arrested in North Carolina, the alleged gunman was flown to back Charleston to face charges in the killing of nine.
2:22 | 06/19/15

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We're learning more about the man charged in this massacre. Dylann roof. A high school student dropout who did not hide his hatred. Cecilia Vega live at the jail in Charleston where roof is being held and continues our coverage. Cecilia, good morning. Reporter: David, good morning to you. Dylann roof's friends tell me he wanted to start a race war. He is now in this jail behind me facing a single count of murder but there are more charges to come. An accused killer brought home to South Carolina to face justice hours after his arrest in North Carolina, dylann roof flown by airplane back to Charleston, police officers at his side. And this morning, the first pictures of roof behind bars. Friends say the 21-year-old high school dropout was a loner, an unabashed racist with a deep hatred for black people. He wanted to make something spark up the race war again so he put -- he picked Charleston, I guess and then he targeted a black church. Reporter: Childhood friend joey Meeks and his mom Kim saw roof on Tuesday, the day before the shooting. They say the FBI showed up at their house after they called police when they recognized roof's face on TV. They say roof advocated for segregation and always carried a gun in his car. He said that he thought that the black -- the black in general as a race was bringing down the white race. Reporter: In this photo flag patches on roof's jacket, one from apartheid era South Africa. His bizarre behavior recently leading to run-ins with the law. In February roof wearing all black arrested at a mall after asking employees out of the ordinary questions like how many workers there were and when they were leaving? He was accused of illegal possessing a prescription drug. Roof telling police his parents were pressuring him to get a job. Just two months later roof arrested again at that same mall for trespassing. And this morning, new questions -- What do you have to say. Reporter: Get so few answers. And roof is being held in isolation here. Police say it is for his own protection. He does have a court hearing later this afternoon. Now those friends say that despite all of that hatred that roof espoused they say he was not affiliated with any organized hate crimes. They think he acted alone. That is the thinking at this point. Cecilia, thank you. We heard interest that hero

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