Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Released On $1 Million Bond? Hoax Goes Viral, Sparks Outrage

A new, satirical report has sparked complete outrage, and many social media users have had no reservations about voicing their opinions via Twitter. According to Love That News, Charleston shooter Dylann Roof has been released on a $1 million bond. By now, everyone has probably heard about the Charleston massacre that took place a couple days ago. For those who haven’t, the details about the incident will provide an explanation for the shocking hoax.

On Wednesday, June 17, Roof shot and killed nine African-Americans during a bible study class at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC. Several news reports revealed the 21-year-old actually attended the bible study class for nearly an hour and even prayed with the attendants before opening fire. When one victim begged for his life, Roof allegedly replied, “No, you’ve raped our women, and you are taking over the country… I have to do what I have to do.”

On Thursday, June 18 Roof was captured in Shelby, NC approximately 245 miles north of Charleston. Following his arrest, he reportedly admitted that he did indeed murder nine innocent people at the historical church. However, that’s not all.

As previously reported on Inquisitr, Roof’s childhood friend Joey Meek revealed he’d been planning the horrific massacre for approximately six months and that he intended to start “a race war.”

“He said he was planning for about six months to do something crazy,” Meek said during an interview with New York Daily News. “He wanted it to be segregated. He wanted it to be white with the white, black with the black. All the races segregated.”

Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder and possession of an illegal firearm. His bond was set at $1 million for the single firearm charge. The bond amount actually inspired the hoax, which insists he bonded out due to posting the $1 million bond. Needless to say, many readers are furious about Roof’s alleged “release.”

In a matter of hours, the hoax story has been shared more than 8,000 times via Facebook as it continues to circulate on social media. Surprisingly, many readers have not noticed Love That News is a satirical site that only publishes hoax stories. The majority of the details in the site’s reports are completely false.


Although Roof does have a $1 million bond set for the firearm charge, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be a free man anytime soon – if ever. According to, Roof has yet to receive a bond for the murder charges. Contrary to what the satirical report says, Roof has not been released. He is currently in custody at Charleston County Jail.

[Photo by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Image]