Authorities took Willie Cory Godbolt into custody in Brookhaven, Ms., Sunday morning after they say he killed eight people, including Lincoln County Deputy William Durr, 36, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger. The shooting spree began at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday with a domestic call in Bogue Chitto, Ms. Four bodies — three females and the deputy — were recovered there. Two juvenile males were later found in Brookhaven in one location and a man and a woman at another place in the city.
Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger that he had gone to a residence in Bogue Chitto to talk about his children. At some point neighbors called police, and that’s when the deputy arrived to calm the situation. “My pain wasn’t designed for him. He was just there,” Godbolt said of the deputy. “We was talking about me trying to take the children home … somebody called the officer … that’s what they do, they intervene. It cost him his life. I’m sorry.” When asked what’s next for him, Godbolt said, “Death … Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.” As authorities took Godbolt to the ground, he was saying he had been shot by someone inside the home. Durr was a two-year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and a four- year veteran of the Brookhaven Police Department. Brookhaven has around 14,000 people, and Bogue Chitto, an unincorporated town of about 533, is about 10 miles south.