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Video shows moment Charleston shooting suspect is arrested

Police dash cam videos show the moment that North Carolina officers pulled over Dylann Roof, one day after the 21-year-old allegedly opened fire in a historic black church in Charleston, killing nine people.

In the video released by the Shelby, N.C. Police Department, Roof's Black Hyundai can be seen coming to a stop at the side of a road as multiple police cars converge.

In the footage, two officers can be seen drawing their guns as they approach the car. One of the officers puts his gun back in his holster as he approaches the driver's window. Roof, who is wearing a white T-shirt, dark shorts and boots, gets out of the car. The accused gunman is frisked and placed in handcuffs.

The video shows officers exchanging high-fives and fist bumps after Roof is arrested.

One officer can be seen briefly scanning the interior of Roof's vehicle before the suspect is led away and placed into a police car. At least five officers are present during the arrest in Shelby, N.C. - more than 200 miles from the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, the site of the deadly shooting.

Police credit a local florist, Debbie Dills, as being the one who tipped them off to Roof's car, helping bring Roof into custody after an intense, nearly daylong manhunt.

Dills, who noticed Roof's car at a stoplight on Highway 74 while on her way to work, told CBS News that it was a matter of "divine intervention."

Roof, who faces nine murder charges, voiced racist views in a purported manifesto and told a friend that he had a plan to do something "for the white race."

Source: CBS News

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