REVEALED: What Charleston Shooter Did With Gun AFTER the Murder Helps Explain Everything

From,  by Ben Marquis,  on June 22, 2015,  see the article HERE.


Dylann Roof with Glock

Dylann Roof with Glock .45

Last week, a deranged racist stunned the community of Charleston, S.C., when he opened fire inside a predominately black church, slaughtering nine innocent individuals.

According to friends of the murderer, this was done with the twisted intent of sparking a broader race war by further deepening the mistrust and divide among Americans of different races.

However, based on the account of one of the massacre’s survivors, the gunman originally attempted to take his own life after the murders, before ultimately fleeing the scene when the suicide attempt proved unsuccessful.

“His plan was never to leave that church,” said Kevin Singleton, son of 59-year-old shooting victim Myra Thompson.

According to The Blaze, Singleton spoke with Polly Sheppard, the 69-year-old survivor of the slaughter, who told him that the killer had put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger after slaying the nine innocent church-goers, only to hear the dry click of an empty chamber.

Dylann Roofs Glock .45 gen 4 model 41 w-laser 10 or 13 round mags

Dylann Roofs Glock .45 gen 4 model 41 w-laser. It comes with either 10 or 13 round mags.

This bit of information really isn’t all that surprising, as a majority of mass shooting perpetrators prefer to take their own lives after committing their horrible crimes, in order to avoid the inevitable life sentence or death penalty that follows such a hateful stealing of innocent lives.

This clearly indicates that Roof’s mind wasn’t that of a strategically thinking terrorist. Instead, he was a maniac, too infused with mindless rage to even have a backup plan in case his final move failed.

Thankfully Roof wasn’t able to weasel his way out of standing trial for his horrific actions and will live to beconfronted by the families he has visited so much hurt on. And then he’ll witness justice carried out against himself, instead of taking the easy way out via suicide.





This is a little puzzling and I don’t want to make a big deal out of it, but I have to question the account of what actually happened – that is “the dry click of an empty chamber.” Maybe that account was just a dramatic reenactment of something Ms. Sheppard had seen on television? 

If Dylann Roof put the Glock to his head and pulled the trigger, expecting to take his own life, I wouldn’t expect him to do so while the slide was locked back – as it does after the last round is fired and a magazine is empty. He would certainly know that the gun wouldn’t fire in that condition. It would also have been readily apparent to Roof that the gun was empty. It would have required inserting another (loaded) magazine and releasing the slide forward (loading a fresh round) in order for the weapon to fire again.

Or, perhaps in his stressed out state, he may have just released the slide (with an empty magazine still in place) and pulled the trigger – that would have resulted in a “dry click on an empty chamber.” The only other thing that makes sense, given Ms. Sheppard’s account, would be a dud round – a misfire due to the ammo. 

Maybe it was God’s intervention that Roof not take the “easy way out.”






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8 Responses to REVEALED: What Charleston Shooter Did With Gun AFTER the Murder Helps Explain Everything

  1. Hardnox says:

    Excellent point. Initially it was reported that he had a revolver and dry firing would be easy but as you stated not with a semi-auto.

    In the end he could have pointed his empty gun at the cops that arrested him.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Yep, that would have been a surefire way of “suicide by cop.” I’m still curious to hear about the number of shell casings found at the scene. Reports say that he reloaded five times – if that’s true, even with the 10-rd mag, he would have shot over 50 rds at the victims. Either she shot some of them multiple times, or he was a lousy shot even with the laser assist. From the single picture showing him sitting, he couldn’t have been more than 15-20 ft away. Of course, I’m presuming that he had previously loaded multiple magazines.

  2. Crawfish says:

    The Glock magazine follower sometimes does not align properly, so the slide may not lock back.

    • Garnet92 says:

      Ordinarily, I wouldn’t have considered that as a cause Craw, but since he’s said to have reloaded five times, that indicates that he had multiple magazines and if he were trying to save a buck, might have bought aftermarket mags instead of real Glock mags.

      Otherwise, in my experience, Glocks almost never do anything wrong. I’ve got literally THOUSANDS of rounds through my first gen 17 and 21 with ONE stovepipe in the first outing with the 21 – never any other malfunctions of any kind since. Glocks are extremely dependable guns – ugly maybe, but they go bang every time.

  3. Clyde says:

    Does ANYONE believe this moron was THAT cogent that he would actually LOOK to see if he had any rounds left, after shooting the place up ? I agree with Nox. Had he wanted to take the “easy” way out, just point the weapon at the cops. I’m SURE they would have GLADLY obliged him.

    • Garnet92 says:

      That was my point Clyde. If he had shot the gun empty, the slide would have locked back and he could have released it forward without inserting a new loaded mag. That’s about the only way that a Glock will go “click” on an empty chamber.

  4. Uriel says:

    I know nothing about guns but have seen strange things happen to friends who are woodsmen and hunters. I would go with God’s intervention. The trick will be to keep this boy alive and able to stand trial. He is a marked target from his friendly radical associates to grieving community. Think suicide bomber on this one, just too hopped up to rationalize actions. I’m amazed he did function at all.

    • Garnet92 says:

      I suspect that any time he spends in prison won’t be pleasant. Big black guys, Bubba and Leroy, might want to make an example of him.