Dylann Roof

3, 1994
Columbia, SC
Birth Sign
3, 1994 (age 26)
Columbia, SC


Suspected shooter of the 2015 Charleston church shooting who claimed to have taken the lives of nine African Americans, including a senior pastor state senator Clementa C. Pinckney. He was charged with nine counts of murder and faced the death penalty.

Before Fame

He was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder growing up. He worked for his father as a landscaper for a time.


He confessed that he committed the heinous crime in order to ignite a race war. He owned a website called The Last Rhodesian which featured pictures of him with symbols of white supremacy and neo-Nazism.

Family Life

He was born in parents Franklin Bennett and Amelia Cowles, a carpenter and bartender, respectively. His parents divorced and his father remarried a woman named Paige Mann.

Associated With

He claimed to have developed his white supremacist views following the shooting of Trayvon Martin.