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2015 Charleston Church Shootings Dylann Roof

Friend: Roof wanted race war

19 Jun, 2015

Joey Meek, a friend who reconnected with Roof a few weeks prior to the shootings, says that while they got drunk together on vodka, Roof began complaining that:

Blacks were taking over the world [and that] someone needed to do something about it for the white race.

Meek says that during their reunion Roof told him that he had used birthday money from his parents to buy a .45-caliber Glock pistol and that he had “a plan” that was six months in the making. He didn’t say what the plan was, but Meek said it scared him enough that he took the gun out of Roof’s car and hid it in his house until the next day.