Many are still wondering what pushed 21-year-old Dylann Roof over the edge to shoot up the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, and killing nine attendees. While he has yet (who knows if he will ever) to give us that answer, friends of his prior to the horrid incident gives us an idea.

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In an in-depth profile from the Washington Post, we meet the Meek family and close friends of Roof’s – Kim Konzny, 41; Joey Meek, 21; Lindsey Fry, 19; Justin Meek, 18; and Jacob Meek, 15 – that saw and heard how crazy he was feeling before the incident, however, were unclear of the signs.

Although being estranged for a few years, the Meek family didn’t ask any questions when Roof showed up to their trailer asking to stay.

When Roof told him that he believed in segregation, Joey didn’t ask why. When Roof mentioned driving two hours to Charleston and visiting a church called Emanuel AME, he didn’t ask anything about it. When Roof said that he was going to “do something crazy,” as Joey remembers it, he and Lindsey hid Roof’s gun but then gave it back, blowing it all off as a drunken episode.

“I didn’t take him seriously,” says Joey. He didn’t believe him because his friend at the time was under the influence of drink. “Would you believe your friend if they said something like that when they were drunk?” Joey recalled telling the FBI when they came to question him. “You can’t tell me you would. I didn’t believe it. I brushed it off.”

#Questions: If your friend displayed signs of ‘crazy’ to the point of murder, would you call the police? I mean, I think we’ve all said some off the wall madness while under the influence. Hell, a drunk tongue speaks a sober mind, but how many times has those slurred words come to life? Let us know in the comments below.

Check out the Meek family and the trailer that Roof lived in prior to the Charleston church shooting.