Arresting Officers Bought Dylann Roof Some Burger King

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Nine Dead After Church Shooting In Charleston
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Sixteen hours after killing nine people inside a Charleston, South Carolina, church, 21-year-old Dylann Roof was treated to a free meal from Burger King by the Shelby, North Carolina, police officers who arrested him. This is according to Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford, who told the Charlotte Observer that Roof complained of hunger before officers bought him the burger. Turns out he only had time for a single bag of chips while leading police on a manhunt.

Ledford said that Shelby police had two interactions with Roof: arresting him with guns drawn, and buying him lunch. They then turned him over to the FBI. As Ledford told Yahoo, “He did have something to eat while he was there, and he was secured in cuffs the entire time.”