A friend of the man accused of killing nine black worshippers at a church in South Carolina has been arrested in connection with the killings.
Joey Meek, 21, who hosted shooting suspect Dylann Roof at his home in the weeks before the murders, was arrested on Thursday, various US media report.
It is not clear what charges he faces but he was reportedly told he was being investigated for lying to police. Mr Roof faces federal hate crime charges and nine counts of murder.
He is accused of killing nine black church members during a bible study group in June. Soon after the tragedy, Mr Meek told the Associated Press (AP) that Dylann Roof had complained that "blacks were taking over the world".
Before the shootings at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Mr Roof occasionally stayed with his school friend at his mobile home in Red Bank, about 20 miles from Columbia, the state capital.
Unnamed law enforcement officials told the Washington Post and AP that Mr Meek was told a month ago he was being investigated for failing to report a crime and lying to police.
The killings shocked the nation and President Barack Obama delivered a eulogy at the funeral of one of the victims, Pastor Clementa Pinckney.
News source: BBC