A friend of accused Charleston church shooter claims that the suspect had spoken about how he was angered by the uproar over the Trayvon Martin shooting and “wanted something to spark up the race war again.”
Joey Meek, a childhood friend of suspect Dylann Roof, told ABC News that he last saw his friend on Tuesday, the day before the suspect is accused of going to a Bible study class at a historic African American church and opening fire, killing nine people.
Meek recalled how Roof, 21, spoke about how he wanted segregation reinstated.
“He didn’t agree with some things and somebody had to do something about it,” Meek said of Roof.
“He said that he thought that blacks the blacks in general as a race was bringing down the white race,” Meek said.