Eight dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi

Nick Mcbride
May 29, 2017

35-year-old Willie Cory Godbolt was arrested by police in MS (where the attack happened) Sunday morning (May 28) shortly before 7 am.

Godbolt said he was talking with his wife and in-laws when somebody called authorities.

A MS sheriff's deputy who was among eight people slain in a shooting rampage is being remembered by his boss as "a great guy".

The deputy has been identified as 36 year old William Durr.

Durr had a wife and 11-year-old son, and was training to participate in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program in local schools, according to The Daily Leader. "He was just there", he said.

Police say 8 dead in MS shooting. Durr told the newspaper in 2014 he picked up the hobby at age 8.

Vincent Mitchell told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday the slayings "all stemmed from domestic violence".

Authorities say the crime scene involves three separate homes in Lincoln County, and one of the victims is a sheriff's deputy. I ain't fit to live. "I'm devastated. It don't seem like it's real", Mitchell said.

He's the stepfather-in-law of Godbolt.

A MS man went on a shooting spree overnight, massacring a police officer and seven other people in three separate locations. But "then he reached into his back pocket".

The Clarion Ledger
The Clarion Ledger

Officials say this would come to be known as just the beginning of corey Godbolt's shooting spree. The deputy was also slain.

He said that he was sorry that the sheriff's deputy died, blaming the people who called law enforcement.

A man went on a shooting spree after a domestic incident in Lincoln County in MS, killing eight people at three different locations, local officials say.

The bodies of two boys, identified as Jordan Blackwell and Austin Edwards, were also found at another crime scene in Brookhaven, MS, and a man and woman were found dead at a third crime scene.

Durr, the deputy sheriff who was killed, was known for making children laugh and served as a youth minister for several churches. Their names have not yet been released.

Willie Corey Godbolt, 35, was arrested and was being treated in a hospital for a gunshot wound, according to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement regarding the incident Sunday.

He noted the "sacrifice" made by law enforcement officers to protect and serve their communities.

The deputy was killed there.

A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural MS that left eight people dead, including a sheriff's deputy.

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