Mississippi shooting: Police say eight people killed, suspect under custody

Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes in the state's rural Lincoln County.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 28, 2017 9:41 pm
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At least eight people, including a deputy sheriff, were killed in a shootout in Mississippi on Sunday morning, according to police. The suspect has been taken into custody. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes in the state’s rural Lincoln County. The area is about 68 miles south of Jackson, the state capital.

The sheriff’s deputy was responding to a distress call when he was shot and killed by the suspect, according to media reports. The identities of the victims have not been released.

Strain said that investigators were gathering evidence at all three locations and added that charges had not yet been filed against the suspect. The spokesperson said that it would be “premature” to discuss a motive. It was not clear whether the suspect knew his victims before allegedly killing them.

However, the suspect himself gave some insight into the events that led to the shootings in an interview with a newspaper. “I ain’t fit to live, not after what I done,” Cory Godbolt told The Clarion-Ledger after his arrest. The newspaper recorded video of the suspect talking as he sat with hands cuffed behind his back on a roadside surrounded by law enforcement officers.

Godbolt said he was talking with his wife and members of her family when somebody called authorities. “I was having a conversation with her stepdaddy and her mama and her, my wife, about me taking my children home,” the suspect says on the video. “Somebody called the officer, people that didn’t even live at the house. That’s what they do. They intervene. They cost him his life,” the suspect said, apparently in reference to the slain deputy. “I’m sorry.”

The suspect also said he did not intend for police to capture him alive. “My intentions was to have God kill me. I ran out of bullets,” he said. “Suicide by cop was my intention.””

Gov. Phil Bryant issued a statement asking state residents to pray for the victims. He also noted the “sacrifice” made by law enforcement officers to protect and serve their communities.

“Every day, the men and women who wear the badge make some measure of sacrifice to protect and serve their communities. Too often, we lose one of our finest. I thank the law enforcement agencies involved for their hard work,” Bryant said.

(With inputs from AP)

 

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    priyo
    May 29, 2017 at 11:08 am
    if it's islam, they say "terrorist"... ha2
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      HOMER
      May 28, 2017 at 11:21 pm
      Right to bear arms was good once a hundred years ago when savages ravaged the land of the original Americans! To continue to hold on to such Rights from a barbaric time in the 21st century is purely business and the gun Lobby!
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        Akshay S
        May 28, 2017 at 9:45 pm
        Far Cry 5 Lincoln County Mississippi
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          brahmputra
          May 28, 2017 at 8:21 pm
          What Indian media has to tell US authority? Is it not human violence?
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            Michelle:Vedic:human
            May 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm
            Religion of piece at its agriculture of sowing terrorism and reaping innocent blood! So either he's a musloid or inspired by the dead illiterate poppet?,----Jai hind.
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              Tanveer
              May 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm
              Thanks for naming Christianity but stay on your words till iden y is known. Don't become ch... hindu
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                Andy KKG
                May 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm
                Default umption of any om terrorist like violence is umed to be a follower of religion of peace all around the world.. What does it say about the religion of peace ?
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                  HOMER
                  May 28, 2017 at 11:23 pm
                  Only if you were as offended by your brothers and their violent bigotry and need to live by the sword!
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                  Benaami
                  May 29, 2017 at 2:50 am
                  Yah, I know him he is Christian faith and he is definitely religion of peace! Happy, ok
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                  Michelle:Vedic:human
                  May 28, 2017 at 8:00 pm
                  Religion of piece at its agriculture of sowing terrorism and reaping innocent blood! So either he's a musloid or inspired by the dead illiterate poppet?
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                    Tanveer
                    May 28, 2017 at 11:43 pm
                    Who started WW1, WW2 , bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, who has killed millions in Afghanistan Iraq Syria Yemen Somalia Sudan, who made Jews to expell millions from Palestine. Who is kil thousands in Kashmir. I am sure this is small portion of Muslim society depressed by obvious reasons which needs their correctness not haterd
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                    Khatu
                    May 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm
                    US ..aur do stan ko paisa...
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                      harun
                      May 28, 2017 at 7:58 pm
                      Who else a Muzzie will be the Killer,ask the Billions of his clan they will say they are celebrating Peace for 30 days
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                        Benaami
                        May 29, 2017 at 2:42 am
                        He is Christian, don't you get it !
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                          Curious onlooker
                          May 29, 2017 at 7:41 am
                          A single isolated Christian murderous act does not prove true for all Christian minds unlike Jihadi terrorists and Gau Rakshaks who kill in the name of religion as their divine mission.
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