Willie Cory Godbolt, a Bogue Chitto, Mississippi man, has been arrested in connection with a wild shooting spree that took place Saturday in the small town. Among the dead was a deputy sheriff that Godbolt said to a reporter was just in the way as he hoped to be killed by police gunfire.
The Daily Leader reports:
A Lincoln County deputy and seven others were killed overnight in what authorities are calling a shooting spree.
The deputy has been identified as 36-year-old William Durr. Durr was a two year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and a four year veteran of the Brookhaven Police Department, said Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain.
The shooting spree began at approximately 11:30 p.m. with a domestic call at 2871 Lee Drive in Bogue Chitto. Four bodies, three females and the deputy, were recovered there, Strain said.
The second crime scene was located at 1658 Coopertown Road in Brookhaven. The bodies of two juvenile males were located there.
The third crime scene was located at 312 East Lincoln Road near Super Jack’s, and a male and a female were recovered at that location.
Reporter Therese Apel captured raw video of Godbolt’s arrested, which can be seen below.
Photo: Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department