Mississippi shooting rampage; 8 dead including deputy

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi man was taken into custody Sunday after a shooting rampage that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy, authorities said. 

Suspect Willie Corey Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger he intended to commit “suicide by cop” after a shooting rampage in Bogue Chitto and Brookhaven that left eight dead, including a Lincoln County deputy, two boys, his mother-in-law and other family members.

“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Godbolt, 35, who had gotten into an argument with his estranged wife over their children, told The Clarion-Ledger.

Authorities from multiple agencies took Godbolt into custody on East Lincoln Road in Brookhaven Sunday morning, seven hours after the shooting spree started. He has been charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first-degree murder.

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h/t The Clarion Ledger

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