Cops: Tenn. shoot may be ‘re­venge’

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A MAN WHO shot and killed a parish­ioner at a Tennessee church may have done so out of re­venge — for racist Dy­lann Roof’s mas­sacre at a black church, po­lice said Fri­day.

Emanuel Sam­son, who is black, wrote about “re­venge or re­tal­i­a­tion” for Roof’s mur­der of nine black wor­shipers in Charleston, South Carolina, in June 2015, po­lice said.

Sam­son, 25, is ac­cused of killing a 39-year-old woman and wound­ing six oth­ers at Bur­nette Chapel Church of Christ in An­ti­och on Sun­day.

Po­lice shared only a sum­mary of Sam­son’s words — not the ac­tual con­tents of the note.

Roof, a white su­prem­a­cist, be­came the first per­son sen­tenced to death for a fed­eral hate crime for the at­tack at Emanuel African Methodist Epis­co­pal Church.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors pointed out dif­fer­ences in the two shoot­ings, in­clud­ing that Sam­son pre­vi­ously wor­shiped at Bur­nette Chapel, which has a di­verse con­gre­ga­tion.

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