Cops Bought Charleston Suspect Burger King After Arresting Him

June 23, 2015 3:19 p.m.

Police in Shelby, North Carolina bought a Burger King meal for the white man who allegedly killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina after they arrested him Thursday, The Charlotte Observer reported.

Shelby Police Chief Jeff Ledford told the newspaper that the only conversation his officers had with 21-year-old Dylann Roof was about food. The alleged gunman told them that he was hungry after eating nothing but some chips he’d bought at a Charlotte gas station before he was arrested in a traffic stop.

“He was very quiet, very calm. He didn’t talk,” Ledford said, as quoted by The Observer. “He sat down here very quietly. He was not problematic.”

Ledford also confirmed to Yahoo! News that police officers bought a hamburger for their infamous detainee.

“He did have something to eat while he was there, and he was secured in cuffs the entire time,” he told the news site.

Roof was charged Friday with nine counts of murder and one count of possessing a firearm in commission of a violent crime. A South Carolina judge set his bond on the gun charge at $1 million and ordered him held without bond on the murder charges.

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