Willie Cory Godbolt Arrested After Allegedly Shooting 8 People Dead Including A Sheriff’s Deputy
This story is so senseless. This morning Willie Cory Godbolt was taken into custody by authorities from multiple agencies after allegedly killing eight people, including 36-year-old Lincoln County Deputy William Durr.
In a news release, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Godbolt’s killing spree started Saturday night around 11:30 pm when police received a call about a domestic disturbance at 2871 Lee Drive in Bogue Chitto, according to Clarion-Ledger reports.
The bodies of three female victims and the deputy were discovered at that address. A second crime scene where the bodies of two juvenile males were found was located at 1658 Coopertown Road in Brookhaven, and the bodies of a male and female were recovered at a third crime scene, located at 312 East Lincoln Road.
Strain said the names of the other seven victims could not be released until next of kin are notified.
Therese Apel, of the Clarion-Ledger was at the scene when Godbolt was arrested after fleeing the police, took multiple photos and video footage of the suspect who claimed his violent acts were committed because he loved his wife and children and he loves Bogue Chitto.
Godbolt told Appel he went to the first address to talk about his kids, but when neighbors called police, the deputy showed up to calm things down and ended up a victim himself.
“My pain wasn’t designed for him. He was just there,” Godbolt said of the deputy. “We was talking about me trying to take the children home … somebody called the officer … that’s what they do, they intervene. It cost him his life. I’m sorry.”
Asked what’s next for him, Godbolt said, “Death … Suicide by cop was my intention. I ain’t fit to live. Not after what I’ve done.”
SMH. Suicide by cop?