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Ex-FBI Criminal Profiler: Church Shooter Dylann Roof Was Paranoid, Narcissistic

Dylann Roof

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

What compels someone to open fire at a church, taking life after life?

In the case of Dylann Roof, the man accused of murdering nine churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, paranoia and narcism were the contributing factors, according to Joe Navarro, a former FBI criminal profiler and veteran counterterrorist agent.

“We don’t know a lot about him just yet,” Navarro told Business Insider. “But we definitely would put him first in the paranoia box.”

Roof also held extreme feelings of racism, which he expressed on an online manifesto.

“What happens is, with paranoid ideation, the only way they see how to fix things is through violence,” Navarro said.

The comes narcissism.

“I’m not talking about the narcissism that would make you label a hotel chain after yourself,” Navarro said. “I’m talking about narcissism where even though you lead a rather unfulfilled life you still see yourself as superior and somebody else as inferior.”