BREAKING: Gunman In Deadly Church Shooting Caught

The suspect in the Charleston church massacre has been caught after a massive manhunt.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — A federal law enforcement official tells CBS News that the suspect behind the deadly Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting has been caught.

CBS News reports that 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof was apprehended in Shelby, North Carolina, nearly three hours away from Emanuel AME Church.

Roof is accused of killing nine people, including the pastor, at the historically black church. Authorities called it a hate crime. CBS News reports worshippers were at the church at the time for Bible study.

Court records show that Roof has one felony drug case pending against him, a past misdemeanor trespassing charge and no other criminal record in the state.

In April, state police say that Roof, of Lexington, was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing in Lexington County. No further details on that charge were immediately available.

Read more: CBS Local Atlanta

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