The Charleston Church shooting suspect, Dylann Roof, has been charged with nine counts of murder, according to reports.
Roof was arrested on Thursday after he killed nine people at a historic African-American church in South Carolina. He reportedly sat down with the worshippers for an hour of Bible study before shooting nine people dead.
Roof was arrested after a 14-hour man hunt, Reuters reported. The shooting incident at the almost 200-year-old Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is being treated a 'hate crime.'
Four pastors, including Democratic state Senator Clementa Pinckney, 41, were among the six women and three men shot dead at the church nicknamed "Mother Emanuel."
Roof will make an appearance before the court at 2pm on 19 June. The charges against Roof are punishable by death penalty.
South Carolina governor Nikki R Haley joined in support of death penalty for the 21-year-old shooting suspect, NYTimes reported.
"This is a state that is hurt by the fact that nine people innocently were killed. [We] will want him to have the death penalty," Haley said on Friday.