BROOKHAVEN, Miss. – A Mississippi teen says that his 18-year-old cousin sacrificed his life to shield him from a shooter of the bullets.
Fifteen-year-old Caleb Edwards says he felt the force of the impact as Jordan Blackwell was shot. Edwards’ 11-year-old brother, Austin, was also fatally shot. Caleb said, after his brother was shot, “I thought I was going to die.”
The cousins were among the eight people killed in a rampage at three different houses.
With his mother standing at his side Monday, Caleb spoke quietly as he told The Associated Press how he felt the force of the impact as Blackwell was shot Sunday.
Investigators say the 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt will be charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder. He was a first appearance Tuesday.