KINGS MOUNTAIN, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina florist is being hailed for her help catching the man accused of shooting and killing nine people inside a black church in Charleston.
Debbie Dills had been on her way to work Thursday morning when she saw a familiar black Hyundai next to her at a stoplight. She says her heart raced when she saw the driver: A white man with a bowlcut, just like the photos of the suspect she had seen on the news.
The apprehension of 21-year-old Dylann Roof ended an intense, hours-long manhunt.
Dills says she called her boss, Todd Frady, who called a police officer he knew. That officer contacted the Shelby Police Department, whose officers captured Roof.
Dills says she caught up with the suspect and got a license plate number, following the car for about 2 miles while police confirmed it was the right car.