BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A man who apparently got into a dispute with his wife and in-laws was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including a sheriff’s deputy.
Via: CBS News
Authorities told CBS affiliate WJTV that the suspect is 35-year-old Willie Corey Godbolt of Bogue Chitto.
The shootings took place at three homes Saturday night — two in Brookhaven and one in Bogue Chitto — about 70 miles south of Jackson, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said. The rampage began after authorities got a call about a domestic dispute, investigators said.
The dead included two boys, and Godbolt was being treated for a gunshot wound at a hospital, authorities said. They did not say how he was wounded.
A reporter with The Clarion Ledger, Therese Apel, was at the scene during the arrest. She posted images and video footage of Godbolt’s arrest to Twitter.
“I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” a handcuffed Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger.