The author of a best-selling novel that chronicles a series of murders in the District’s Northwest, is being booked for an unrelated crime.
According to DC police, Dylann Roof is charged with murder in the death of Nathan Smith in May.
He is currently being held in the federal penitentiary in Charleston, South Carolina, where he is serving life without parole.
Smith’s family is suing Roof and his wife, Kayla, in federal court, claiming he has been criminally negligent and negligent in providing food and shelter to the victims and their families during the attack.
The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist has not commented publicly on the case.
In 2015, Roof was convicted of killing six people and wounding 16 others in a racist attack on the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
Roof served as the pastor of the Emanuel African-American Church from 1991 to 2005.
Roof has since been convicted of other crimes and is serving a life sentence.
In 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right of people to bear arms in the United Kingdom.
In the case, the court said a person cannot be punished for having a firearm in the country in defense of themselves or others.