The Latest: Domestic call preceded shootings that killed 8

BROOKHAVEN, Mississippi – The Last in a shooting rampage in Mississippi, which eight people died (all times are local):


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Authorities say a shooting spree, that another eight people dead in Mississippi began with a call about a domestic dispute.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Sunday that the three female victims and a Lincoln County sheriff’s deputy were killed. More bodies were found in two other crime scenes — two boys were killed at the second location, and a male and a female victim were discovered at the third.

The MBI determined slain deputy as a 36-year-old William Durr, who for two years at the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and four years with Brookhaven police. The names of the other victims were not immediately released.

The MBI said the suspect, a 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt, was held Sunday and was treated for a gunshot wound at a Jackson hospital. The press release does not say whether he had been charged.


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Mississippi governor has decried the death of eight people who were shot in a rural area, about 60 miles south of Jackson.

Gov. Phil Bryant asked for all of the state of the inhabitants to join him and his wife to pray for those who were killed in the late Saturday.

He noted the “sacrifice” made by the officials of the law enforcement to protect and serve their communities.

A Lincoln County sheriff deputy was one of the eight killed.


Authorities in Mississippi say that a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff’s deputy.

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shooting happened at three separate houses Saturday night in the rural Lincoln County.

Tribe says that the costs have not yet been filed against the defendant and that it was “premature” to talk about a motive.

It was not clear whether the suspect knew his victims before allegedly killing them.

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