One of them is a Sheriff’s Deputy:
A Mississippi deputy sheriff was among eight people shot and killed Saturday and a suspect in the murders is in custody, The Daily Leader reports.
The suspect, Willie Cory Godbolt, 35, confessed to the The Jackson Clarion-Ledger on video.
He told the Clarion-Ledger that he went to an address in Bogue Chitto to talk about his children. At some point neighbors called police, and that’s when the deputy arrived.
“My pain wasn’t designed for him. He was just there,” Godbolt told the paper as he sat on the road waiting to be transported to jail. “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.”
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday night in rural Lincoln County. Two of the homes are in Brookhaven and one is in Bogue Chitto. The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the capital.