New dashboard camera footage and 911 audio released Tuesday provides more context around the arrest of 21-year-old Dylann Roof last week, although it does not appear to show any major new information that was not already known.
The video appears to corroborate Shelby, NC Police accounts that Roof did not resist arrest and was discovered to have a gun in his possession when he was caught on June 18.
AUDIO: 911 call that led Shelby Police to Roof’s car (0:48)
The 911 call released Wednesday shows a caller (believed to be the owner of a nearby florist) telling the dispatcher “a friend of a friend” had spotted a vehicle and driver “matching the description of the Charleston shooter.” Previous reports have identified that “friend” as Gastonia native Debbie Dillis and the caller as her boss Todd Frady.
“It’s a black Hyundai with a South Carolina tag, white male, bowl haircut, early 20s with a tag matching the description of the one on the front of the car,” the caller said.
Not long afterwards, Shelby Police pull the Hyundai over at an intersection just west of town. Two officers approach the car with guns drawn and order Roof to turn off the car while keeping his hands on the wheel. Eventually they order Roof out of the car and handcuff him. He is then searched and eventually led to the patrol car. An incident report states Roof had provided his license and immediately told them who he was when the officers walked up. However, a third officer moved in front of the camera at the point when the report said that would have occurred.
After Roof is taken away, at least one officer can be seen excitedly clapping his hands and high-fiving his colleagues.
Shelby Police had said they arrested Roof at the intersection of US Highway 74 and Plato Lee Road, roughly 240 miles northwest of Charleston. He was arrested the morning after Charleston Police say he killed nine people at an Emanuel AME Church Bible study in downtown Charleston. He waived extradition and was returned to Charleston County, where he remains in jail facing nine murder charges and another weapons count.