8 Dead in Mississippi Shooting; Suspect Arrested

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Eight people in Mississippi are dead, following an apparent domestic dispute that resulted in a house-to-house shooting rampage.

"I ain't fit to live, not after what I done," said a handcuffed, 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt.

The shootings happened in three homes Saturday night about 70 miles south of Jackson, Mississippi, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said. The shooting began after authorities were called about a domestic dispute.

Two boys and a sheriff’s deputy were among the dead. Godbolt was being treated for a gunshot wound at the hospital, though they did not disclose how he was wounded.

Charges have not yet been filed or a motive identified by officials.

Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger, while handcuffed at the scene, that he was talking with his wife and family when someone called the authorities before the shootings.

"I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home," he said. "Somebody called the officer, people that didn't even live at the house. That's what they do. They intervene."

"They cost him his life," he said, apparently referring to the deputy. "I'm sorry."

Slain deputy William Durr was 36. The other victims' identities have not yet been revealed.

Godbolt said he did not intend to be captured alive.

"My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets," he said. "Suicide by cop was my intention."


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