Emanuel AME Church Culturally Diverse Crowd Fills St. Paul AME Church For Prayer Vigil By Leoneda Inge • Jun 19, 2015 Leoneda Inge Hundreds of people of multiple colors and creeds filled St. Paul AME Church in Chapel Hill Friday. It was a vigil to remember the slain members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. After Charleston Shooting, 'There Seems To Be No Space In America That Is Safe' By Charlie Shelton & Phoebe Judge • Jun 18, 2015 Jarrett Stewart / https://www.flickr.com/photos/m877/226761637 During a prayer meeting, nine people were murdered Wednesday night at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The police identified the suspect as 21-year-old Dylann Roof. He was apprehended Thursday in Shelby, North Carolina. Police are calling the act a hate crime as the community continues to grieve.